Associate Professor - Strategy, Management and Marketing

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£55,091 to £59,880 per annum
24 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor (2 Posts) 
Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing
Location:     Curzon Building
Salary:     £55,091 to £59,880 per annum
Closing Date:     Thursday 08 July 2021
Interview Date:     Friday 23 July 2021
Reference:     062021-268

Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the Business School is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community  committed to high quality teaching with meaningful learning opportunities, excellence in research and impactful industrial engagement. 

Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the School has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments whilst also seeking AASCB accreditation.

This is your chance to join the Business School at a transformational stage of its growth, and to contribute to the ongoing success of its staff and students.

To support this exciting strategic initiative, the Business School is looking to appoint Associate Professors in the following subject areas:

  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing

As a specialist in Marketing, the Associate Professor will teach subjects such as Strategic Marketing, Global Marketing Management, Brand & Communications Management, Marketing Planning and Consumer Behaviour.  As a specialist in Digital Marketing, the Associate Professor must have teaching expertise in Digital Marketing, Marketing Data Analytics, User Experience Design and Content Marketing.

The Associate Professor’s role provides academic leadership within the subject group to raise its profile both internally and externally, identifying initiatives that generate opportunities to develop the subject area’s course portfolio at both UG and PG level, and to extend the groups research capability. The role will have line management responsibilities, and will lead a team with others to ensure the subject group has the resources in place to meet the Department and School’s research, teaching and enterprise objectives. 

An Associate Professor will take on additional responsibilities for key School and Faculty initiatives, leading on areas such as Quality, Student Engagement and Experience, Research, Enterprise, Accreditation and management of our PSRBs. Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate teaching and research expertise in their subject area, and have extensive external professional industry and academic networks.

Depending on experience, applicants will teach across a variety of different areas, and all staff will contribute to teaching on Research Methods modules at Level 6 and Level 7.

All Business School staff have the opportunity, and will be expected to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels from level 3 Foundation Year to level 7 Masters qualifications. 

Staff will be able to bid for research hours and take part in enterprise activities, including corporate and executive education.

What you need

  • You will be expected to have a PhD or nearing completion i.e. viva pending, or equivalent qualification. 
  • Applicants who have a Masters qualification and extensive practice experience at managerial level will also be considered. 
  • Preference will be given to staff who can demonstrate a research publication track record or a publication pipeline targeting well regarded refereed journals and/or securing research grants and contracts.

The specific requirements for the role is detailed in the relevant job description so applicants are advised to review these carefully before making an application.

The University Core Values are Excellence, People Focused, Partnership Working and Fairness and Integrity. These values underpin our working practices and student and staff communities so applicants need to demonstrate these values during the application process. 


In return for your dedication and hard work, can expect great ongoing personal and professional development plus the following main benefits;

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 40 days including bank holidays and Christmas/New Year closure 
  • Sickness/absence entitlement
  • Teachers’ Pension scheme
  • Library facilities on all campuses
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal Accident
  • Travel card scheme
  • Car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car share scheme
  • Catering facilities 

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.


As part of the application process, selected applicants will be expected to take part in an online micro-teaching activity, and shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a further interview process in late July. 

If you want to be a part of this amazing opportunity, are passionate about education and want to join our richly diverse community, please apply today as we could be part of your future.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status 

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