Professor/Head of School, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Guildford, United Kingdom
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      Competitive Salary
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Wednesday 05 December 2018
Interview Date:      See advert

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The University of Surrey is a global University with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. The University delivers transformational impact on society and shapes future digital economy through agile collaboration and partnership with businesses, governments and communities.

One of the founding Schools of the University of Surrey, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is renowned internationally for its market-leading success. The School consistently tops the UK university league tables, currently placing 2nd in the Complete University Guide 2019 and 4th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

The School is entering an historic phase of development and is currently progressing with the development of a Learning Hotel - a £40 million investment based at the Manor Park Campus - as part of this investment the University is also establishing an Institute for the Future of Hospitality and Tourism at the University. Combined, the Learning Hotel and Institute will position the School as unique in the UK higher education sector amongst hospitality and tourism schools and will confirm its place as a world-leading institution in this area. The Learning Hotel will place focus on high-level academic study and research, combined with cutting-edge industry connections. In essence, it will function as a ‘living-laboratory’ for academic research, establish the next generation of industry leaders, and lead the development and delivery of world-leading research and executive education.

It is within this context that the University are now seeking to appoint a new Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management who will also play a leading role in the development and design of the Learning Hotel and associated academic space. The post-holder will function as a vital connection between the University and industry partners and will have demonstrable experience of key stakeholder engagement. The Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will lead a collegial and highly committed group of scholars, mentoring more junior colleagues and demonstrating an energy to drive forward research performance within the School.

This is a strategic hire for the University of Surrey and, as such, the University are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to reflect the global positioning of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to the Executive Dean of FASS, Professor Graham Miller (

The deadline for applications for this position is 5th December and shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to visit the University and attend formal interviews in early January 2019.

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