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Chair in Strategy

Surrey Business School

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £100,000 to £120,000 per annum (negotiable)
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 13 February 2017
Closing Date:  Friday 31 March 2017
Interview Date:  Thursday 04 May 2017
Reference:  012017

Surrey Business School is seeking to recruit a Chair in Strategy for its Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship. Surrey Business School (SBS) is an internationally recognised centre for management research and teaching. We are accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and by AMBA (the Association of MBAs). With a strong Senior Management Team led by its newly appointed Dean, Professor Ansgar Richter, we are ambitious in building a world-class interdisciplinary business school where innovative thinking is accelerated into action. Our particular strengths are in digital innovation and technological transformation, leadership and organizational psychology, sustainability and corporate governance. Based in Guildford just outside of London, the University of Surrey is an outstanding international University with an enterprising spirit. 

Surrey Business School is a mid-sized business school with approximately 100 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. We are growing strongly, both in terms of our size, and in terms of the quality and impact of our work. Specifically, we put a heavy emphasis on research excellence. Our faculty regularly publish their research in top journals such as AMJ, AMR, SMJ, JIBS, Management Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, ETP, Organisation Studies, Human Relations, Research Policy, and in other leading journals in their fields of expertise. Our colleagues have joined us from prestigious universities and business schools worldwide, with recent appointments including individuals who earned their PhD at institutions such as Harvard, MIT, LSE, and elsewhere.

We run a full range of programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as a PhD programme. Our programmes are renowned for their quality in terms of intellectual rigor, student experience, and employability. As a School, we are becoming increasingly active in executive education (both open-enrolment and tailor-made programmes). Through our Business Insights Lab, we work closely with companies and other partner organisations. In particular, we have strong links with many technology-oriented start-ups and established firms in London, Surrey, and the South-East of England in general. For further information about Surrey Business School, please visit our website (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/business-school).

The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship has core research strengths in entrepreneurship, organisation, and strategy. Our research increasingly considers the links between strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, and we are looking to expand this area. The Department is a healthy mix of research active faculty and practitioner teaching fellows, the latter bringing a wealth of business experience. The Department has grown strongly in recent years, and will continue to do so in future, with further appointments already in plan. We thus seek to appoint a Chair of Strategy who is also willing to provide leadership in the Department and support its future development.

We are looking for a strongly research-active academic with an excellent track record of publications in top international journals. You would lead the development of the research agenda of the Department: Supervising PhD students, mentoring early career researchers, and attracting and managing externally funded research programmes. You would also be contributing to teaching, in particular in our MBA and EMBA programmes. However, we will ensure that your teaching load is such as to provide you with sufficient time for research leadership. There will be ample opportunities for you to become active in business engagement and executive education.

The Chair in Strategy will be a full-time position, offered on an open-ended basis. Conditions and compensation will be at internationally competitive standards and be commensurate with the appointee’s experience and expertise.

For an informal discussion please contact the Dean of Surrey Business School, Professor Ansgar Richter (a.richter@surrey.ac.uk), or the Deputy Dean, Professor Andy Adcroft (a.adcroft@surrey.ac.uk).


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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