Head of International Business, Marketing and Strategy and Professor of International Business at the UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD


With over 50 years of academic excellence and having recently been named British University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2020 by The Times and The Sunday Times, the University of Bradford has continued to develop its international reputation and its offer of innovative course. With nearly 10,000 students, the University is a pioneer in the development of new course topics, reflecting and anticipating the needs of students, employers, communities and society.

The School of Management is a leader in business education, research and knowledge transfer with more than 50 years of experience pushing boundaries, regionally, nationally and internationally. In recognition of its outstanding achievements in higher education in the UK, the School of Management was very recently awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year 2021. The School of Management is also part of a group of elite of business schools around the world possessing a triple crown. AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditation. We are performing well in the Financial Times (FT) rankings and continue to build on our research strengths to prepare for REF 2021 and beyond.

The International Business, Marketing and Strategy (IBMS) department currently plays a leading role in developing and conducting international business, marketing and strategy research and student training for the school and university. Accordingly, the School is committed to supporting this strategy with the appointment of the Head of IBMS Department to contribute research, teaching and academic leadership capacity in these areas. The successful candidate will lead the IBMS department, which is a key part of our substantial new phase of growth for the school after successfully relaunching the MSc in International Business and Management and launching an MSc in Digital and Strategic Marketing in September 2019.

The successful candidate should possess a PhD in a relevant field and have significant research publication experience in peer-reviewed journals of substantial reputation. Ideally, the candidate should also have a very reputable external profile in the field of international business and have obtained external research funding. The candidate will be expected to lead and contribute to the development and direction of international business and marketing research at the school and university level, including proactive promotion and contribution to the strategic research ambition of the university to address global/societal challenges.

We seek candidates who have led and contributed to the development of world-class programs and delivered an exceptional education. The post holder should have successful experience of supervising and graduating PhD students and delivering teaching at all levels which will contribute to the leading FT graded distance learning MBA program of school. The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate business and community engagement activities with local and international businesses/organizations that will provide the University with an opportunity for meaningful interaction for relevant collaborative opportunities.

We have appointed SearchHigher as our recruitment partner for this campaign; please apply here by submitting a CV and a cover letter in Word format, or you can also send your documents by e-mail to [email protected]; or call Kaye Powell on 07387238343 for a confidential conversation.


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