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Professor – Business & Management

Greater Manchester (GB)
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30 May 2024

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Professor – Business & Management
To lead our continuing growth as a global research and education institution, we are committed to expanding our professoriate across areas of research strength. If you have the ability, confidence, and determination to drive groundbreaking research in your area, this is your chance to join us within the area of Business and Management, build a research portfolio that matches your vision, and to achieve real-world impact.

About Manchester Met 
With over 5,100 staff members across the university, and around 41,000 students – including some 6,000 choosing to study for a postgraduate qualification – we are a big institution with even bigger ambitions. We are proud to be at the heart of one of Europe’s most diverse and vibrant cities, and with shared traditions of industry, innovation and inclusivity, our impact reaches around the globe. 

We are committed to providing excellent education to transform our students’ lives, and to delivering high quality research with powerful real-world impacts and benefits, as evidenced by our highly successful REF outcome: 30% of our research, across more than 740 academics, has been rated as world leading. And 91% of our research impact is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021). 

About the opportunity 
You will be a research leader in our triple-accredited Business School, which is one of the largest and most powerful UK communities of business and management researchers. Our research has a global reputation in the areas of place management, decent work and sports policy. We also have growing research strength in a range of other business and management disciplines, including finance, international business, marketing, supply chain management and sustainability. 

In REF 2021, we submitted 80 researchers to the Business and Management Unit of Assessment, and we ranked 35th out of 108 institutions for research power. We were ranked 16th nationally for the quality of our impact with case studies on place management, SME growth, good employment and international business. And our research environment, which ranked in the first quartile, was praised for the development of both early and mid-career researchers. Meanwhile, we lead the sector in Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

You will have the freedom to tailor your development and build your academic reputation. Alongside expanding on your own vision and expertise, you will play a key role in mentoring others, promoting a cooperative, intellectually curious research culture and, as a member of the leadership community, supporting our long-term research strategy to enrich students’ lives while having a positive effect on our world. You can count on our full support; from the financial backing you need to start your research in Manchester, to the collegiate atmosphere and extraordinary quality of life that Manchester Metropolitan can offer.   

For more information, please visit our website. 

About you 
As an inspiring and driven researcher, you are full of ideas and excited about having the scope and support to build on them. With in-depth understanding of your subject, we would expect you to be building an international reputation as a thought leader in your field. You should also be able to demonstrate the skills and potential to lead and mentor research teams and staff, to provide innovative teaching and learning, and to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.  

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.  

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, women and disabled people, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area. 

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.


Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK with a total student population of over 36,000. We educate, develop, train and employ world-class professionals and maintain an emphasis on vocational education and employability for our students. Our roots in higher education date back to 1824, and we are committed to a strong future through a £350million investment in our buildings and facilities. We are also one of the UK’s most consistently popular Universities*, we have: More than1000 course and qualifications, the majority of which have a strong professional bias. An impressive  postgraduate taught course portfolio combined with world leading research and high impact knowledge exchange initiatives. Links with over 70 professional bodies and associations, recognising both the quality and practical focus of our course provision. An extensive portfolio of training and professional development courses, including tailored courses to meet specific business needs. *Over 58,000 undergraduate applications (from UCAS 2015).  

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