Chair in Strategy

Guildford, United Kingdom
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Surrey Business School

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      Competitive Salary
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Wednesday 23 January 2019
Interview Date:      See advert

All applications should be made via our recruitment partner Society.

Surrey Business School (SBS) is a mid-sized business school with over 100 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The School is accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs). With a strong Senior Management Team led by its Dean, Professor Ansgar Richter, the School is ambitious in building a world-class interdisciplinary business school where innovative thinking is accelerated into action. Based in Guildford just outside of London, the University of Surrey is an outstanding international University with an enterprising spirit.

The School is growing strongly, both in terms of size, and in terms of the quality and impact of their work. Specifically, they put a heavy emphasis on research excellence. Faculty regularly publish 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. Academic colleagues have joined the School from prestigious universities and business schools worldwide, with recent appointments including individuals who earned their PhD at institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Chicago, LSE, and elsewhere.

SBS offers a full slate of programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as a PhD programme. Programmes are renowned for their quality in terms of intellectual rigor, student experience, and employability. The School is becoming increasingly active in executive education (both open-enrolment and tailor-made programmes). Through its Business Insights Lab, it works closely with companies and other partner organisations. In particular, there are 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 the website (

Surrey Business School is now seeking to appoint a Chair in Strategy for its Department of Strategy and International Business. With core research strengths in corporate strategy, non-market strategy, and international business, the Department of Strategy and International Business increasingly considers the links between strategic decision-making and the global economy. 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.

Candidates will be strongly research-active academics who can demonstrate an excellent track record of publications in top international journals, and also be willing to provide leadership in the Department and be instrumental in its future development. Of particular interest to the School are candidates whose work in strategy relates to one or several of the School’s focus areas of digital innovation and technology transformation, leadership and organisational psychology, sustainability and corporate governance, and to those of colleagues in the Department. The individual will also contribute to teaching in their area of expertise to help support the School’s focus on teaching excellence and an outstanding student experience. There will also be ample opportunities for the individual to become active in business engagement and executive education.

To download additional information, and to apply, please visit the website of Surrey Business Schools’ recruitment partners Society by clicking here.

Applications must consist of a full academic CV and, ideally, a covering letter addressing the criteria in the person specification.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (GMT) on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at Surrey Business School in the second half of February 2019.

This is a senior appointment, and the position is equivalent to a Full Professor (with tenure) at other institutions. Conditions and compensation will be at internationally competitive standards and be commensurate with the appointee’s experience and expertise.

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