Professor of Events, Tourism or Hospitality Management

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£59,423 - £70,228
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 26 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of Events, Tourism or Hospitality Management        

Leeds Beckett University - School of Events, Tourism, Hospitality Management

Ref: REQ0000235

Full-time, permanent 

Grade 10, £59,423 - £70,228

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and collegiate academic of international standing to lead a team of ambitious and talented academics and researchers.  In addition to supporting the development of others, you will be expected to undertake research leading to high quality publications in an area that reflects your expertise, attract and supervise doctoral students and submit funding applications.  Members of our professoriate are also expected to teach. An ability to engage in research that has resonance with non-academic audiences would be especially desirable. 

Our School’s mission is to inspire and educate the events, tourism and hospitality leaders of tomorrow so that they can make a positive difference in the world.  We claim a degree of success in this; recent official evaluations of student satisfaction (NSS & PTES) are above 90% for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and our award-winning alumni are often identified as leading practitioners by their peers.  We work with many progressive employers and are members of influential associations ranging from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).  Staff research funding has been secured recently from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the British Council and from regional government agencies.

For further details of staff research interests and the work of the School, please visit

To arrange an informal discussion with Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean of School, please contact Linda Hepworth

Closing date: 9 January 2020 (Midnight).

For further information and to apply please visit:

Working here means you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from women and from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.