Professor in Marketing

Southampton, United Kingdom
Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
19 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Digital & Data Driven Marketing

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2144023TR

About Southampton Business School

Southampton Business School (SBS) is placed at the centre of the University of Southampton, a top 100 University in the world, ranked 78th (QS), and a founder member of the UK Russell Group University. SBS hosts a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and students. It has grown substantially in breadth and size in the recent years, covering all core business and management disciplines via six Departments: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Decision Analytics and Risk, Digital and Data-Driven Marketing, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship. SBS academics conduct cutting edge research and publish consistently in world-class journals. Research activity within SBS is coordinated through ten multidisciplinary research centres. The longest established research centre is the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), which ranks 34th (QS) in the world. Building on its continued success, SBS is now ranked in the top quartile of the research-intensive business schools in the UK, with a strong research environment which is ranked 12th (REF2021) in the UK. The School has an ambitious growth plan, which includes investments in people and relocation to a state of art business building.

Building on this success, in July 2022, the School secured the 5-year re-accreditation of the MBA programme which is ranked 13th in the UK (QS data). A member of the UNPRM, the school was recently awarded the CABS Small Business Charter in recognition of the SBS’ world-class support to students and local businesses, including the development of student entrepreneurial skills and the support and development of wider economic and social opportunities for business.  In 2019, our Placement Team was recognised as the best in the UK, demonstrating our commitment to the student experience, with the team remaining in the top 5 since, validating our focus and efforts on learner success. Recently our accounting & finance students were recognised as the global winner in the 2022 Bloomberg challenge demonstrating our commitment to excellence. We value our relationship with our global network of alumni, who are successful leaders and entrepreneurs and members of our engaged community of academics and business leaders and entrepreneurs. 

Our research underpins our enterprise and educational activities. With an extensive programme portfolio accredited by 15 professional bodies we aim to develop future leaders who want to make a tangible impact on business and society. At the heart of the execution of our activities is our triple helix model whereby our research, education and enterprise activities are intertwined. Particularly, our integrated enterprise strategy enables us to reinforce our connections with the wider university, and communities we serve. These connections enable us to further deliver impactful research and improve the student learning experience. We hope you will be considering to apply for one of the Professorships to join a very inclusive and diverse team of talented colleagues and contribute to our impactful activities. 

The Department of Digital and Data Driven Marketing

The Digital and Data Driven Marketing Department at Southampton comprises 21 reputed academics with teaching and research expertise that include digital marketing, marketing strategy, consumer behaviour, brand management, luxury marketing, services marketing, entrepreneurship, and marketing analytics. Members of the department publish in top-ranking journals, such as the Journal of Retailing, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Research, and Industrial Marketing Management, among others. The department members have a successful track record of winning substantial research and enterprise funding.  

The department has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate courses portfolio, which is built on the research strengths and teaching expertise of the staff.  The department has carved out a robust position in marketing subject area, which is realised and delivered employing cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art education, and vigorous enterprise activities. We are consistently recognised as one of the top five marketing education providers in the UK by leading Universities league tables, such as The Guardian University Guide and The Complete Universities Guide. 

About you

As Professor you will play a central role in leading the research agenda in marketing. You will bring to the role a strong professional reputation, including a sustained record of world leading research and thought leadership, through a sustained publications record in top-ranked international academic journals. You will have experience in leading major funding bids, along with setting up and managing the resources needed to deliver the research plan. You will act as a leader and ambassador for us in knowledge exchange/enterprise or other business engagement activities.

You will be an experienced educator with proven track record of high-quality teaching, able to lead in the development of education policy and practice and be able to design and develop courses and programmes at all levels (UG, MSc and MBA Level). You will be an experienced researcher able to supervise doctoral students. 

You will have a strong research vision and leadership skills. Your leadership skills will be evident, whether through your research, education, or having held a leadership role.   You will have proved your ability to innovate and engage in inspiring students and colleagues alike, helping to build a strong academic community. 

You will play a leading role in the implementation of the strategy of Southampton Business School and Department of Digital and Data Driven Marketing. We expect you to make strong leadership contributions towards the implementation of the University of Southampton Triple Helix approach ( 

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and expansion of the Centre for Marketing Research within the Department of Digital and Data Driven Marketing. The Centre, consisting of twenty plus active researchers, aims to solve real-life marketing challenges using a variety of innovative methodological approaches. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Jaywant Singh, email:

What we can offer you

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties, we are open to a hybrid approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly.  There could be flexibility in the number of working hours, whereby we encourage applicants to engage in discussion. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter, we hold an institutional Silver award.

We also offer additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities, and a range of discounts. 

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. 

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form along with details for 3 referees and include your CV, cover letter and publication list at Please note, your referees won’t be contacted at this stage. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email   Please quote reference 2144023TR on all correspondence.