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Professor of Business Analytics

Surrey Business School

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 30 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 September 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 03 October 2019
Reference:  056719

Surrey Business School

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising and forward-thinking spirit committed to research and innovation excellence and to benefitting the economy, society and the environment.  Our researchers practise their excellence against the backdrop of our broad spectrum of technological, human, health and social sciences, and their uncommonly strong linkages forged in an integrated campus culture of cooperation.

The Department of Business Transformation at Surrey Business School is seeking applications for a Professor of Business Analytics position.  This is part of an ambitious effort to develop a world-class group of scholars who will make significant contributions to the various facets of management research on business analytics.  The role holder should have the view that a business is transformed by applying business analytics techniques.  Our department is deeply engaged with local and international businesses which provide opportunity for meaningful interaction ensuring relevant research and teaching.  He/she will contribute to increasing the visibility of the University by leading our analytics research through developing capacity in this strategic area for the School and University.  Our department actively collaborates with researchers across the University such as computer science, engineering, data science and digital health.   

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate world-leading and world-changing research with outputs that are consistently recognised as internationally excellent in the field.  She/he will have a significant track record of securing external research funding.  Clear evidence of a commitment to collaboration with academic and non-academic partners will be essential as will be evidence of excellence in the development and delivery of teaching and the promotion of student experience.  We are particularly interested in candidates who have led research in the areas that have involved the use of AI, big data, machine learning and visualisations.  Applicants should have experience of how technology can contribute to decision making and insights in a business environment.

This is a great opportunity to lead and develop the department in achieving an internationally recognised research presence in Analytics. Informal enquires should be directed in the first instance to Professor James Aitken (, Head of the Business Transformation Department.



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