Professor in Marketing and Director of Research

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
71,490 - 104,908
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 24/10/2019
Salary: Up to £104,908 dependent on experience + pension contribution
Package: £71,490 - £87,884 per annum (Grade 9) and £85,330 - £104,908 per annum (Grade 10) + Pension - Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme

Job description

Pathway: Research

The role

At Edinburgh Napier University, our Business School is investing in world-leading research and future leadership. We're looking for a highly ambitious Professor with vision, leadership skills and international standing who will contribute to the development of the Marketing subject area and drive the School's research agenda.

In this brand new dual role, you'll be responsible for directing research activities in the Business School and, at the same time, become an integral part of the Marketing leadership team.

As Professor in Marketing you will have a proven substantive track record of innovative teaching and research and leadership experience. REF-able for 2021, you will have a track record of publishing high quality 3* and 4* research outputs in the Marketing discipline. You have a sustained record of generating research income and delivering impact through personal research, and by leading and mentoring colleagues. You will have a track record in postgraduate doctoral research supervision and developing early career researchers. Our research themes are: Branding, Digital Marketing, Social Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and International Marketing.  Drawing on your experience of learning and teaching within the Marketing subject area, you will contribute to the University's objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed and engaged student learning in the UK and overseas. You will be expected to contribute to teaching, have line management responsibilities and guide Marketing colleagues in achieving their career objectives.

As the Director of Research in the Business School, you will be part of and working with the senior leadership team. You will provide strategic research direction to the Business School, elevate research environment and establish research mentorship scheme for academic colleagues. You will have a strong network of industry and academic contacts and engage with relevant stakeholder groups to foster research collaboration and initiatives and generate income. A focus for all our academic staff is to maximise networks, build relationships with industry to deliver income growth, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and internationalise our work with a focus on Transnational Education Programmes (TNE).

The school

The Business School is one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland and at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research. It has an established track record of a high level of engagement and collaborative working with business and professional networks.

As a forward thinking institution, Edinburgh Napier University is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our gender pay gap is currently one of the lowest in the sector. We support flexible part-time working. As an inclusive employer, we actively encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

To learn more about our Business School, click here to watch a short video.

Who we are looking for

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Academic achievement including international standing, research outputs, income generation and academic leadership
  • Leadership achievement including management experience in higher education
  • High quality teaching/learning and research programmes 
  • Evidence of research led teaching 
  • An ability to deliver teaching internationally, nationally (UK) and online

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile


  • GBP 71,490 - GBP 87,884 per annum (Grade 9) 
  • GBP 85,330 - GBP 104,908 per annum (Grade 10)

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: Thursday 24 October 2019 at 11:59 pm

Interview day: Monday 11 November 2019

For an informal discussions about this position, please contact Professor Brian Howieson, Head of Management Subject Group at b.howieson2@napier.ac.uk 

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment, as we are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.