Professor of International Business

Maynooth (IE)
€ 83,799 to € 140,961
29 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
06 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of International Business

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth – School of Business
Location:    Ireland
Salary:    € 83,799 to € 140,961.

Hours:    Full Time
Contract Type:    Permanent
Closes:    6 May 2018

The Role

Applications are invited for Professor of International Business. She/he will lead research and education in the field of International Business, both through their own work and through the mentorship and development of other faculty and research students. The Professor of International Business will also work with the other Professors, Faculty and Staff of the School of Business to support the development and operation of the wider School of Business’s research and education agenda. 

The ideal candidate ought to have an excellent track record in international peer reviewed publications, teaching and education innovation, in the development of International Business education programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. She/he ought to have a proven capability in mentorship and development of faculty and research students, research funding, and experience in academic leadership. She/he will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching, research and profile of the university, and to provide ongoing leadership for the discipline.

We currently have a single honours International Business degree, which includes both study abroad and work placement options. A major innovation in our International Business education, is that it can be taken as a joint honours degree with over 20 other subjects (e.g. languages, geography, anthropology, economics, computer science, sociology, international development, psychological studies, amongst others). We are seeking to build our postgraduate offerings, and this will include offerings in International Business at the MSc, executive and doctoral level, the development of which the Professor of International Business will lead. Professors within the School of Business have expertise in competitive research fund raising. The new Professor of International Business would be expected to contribute to our research fund raising capacity. This ought to be through their own funding applications, supporting the research fund raising capacity building and enablement of the School of Business faculty, and in cooperation with departments across the university.

The ideal candidate will have:


•    A PhD in the broad field of International Business 
•    An established track record of publication in top tier international peer reviewed journals in the field of International Business, commensurate with the excellent publication profile expected of a full Professor of International Business;
•    An active research pipeline with potential for international peer reviewed publication, demonstrating the ability to sustain and deepen their research contribution over time;
•    A demonstrated capability to undertake external research funding applications and lead successful funded research projects;
•    A productive research network and international academic experience. 


•    An outstanding academic record as a university teacher, with extensive experience of teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels;
•    A demonstrated record as an educational innovator, with a proven track record of curriculum development, especially within the discipline of International Business;
•    Experience of supervising postgraduate and doctoral students to completion;


•    Experience of and commitment to working in an interdisciplinary setting;
•    Excellent administrative and management skills, including experience of programme development and leadership;
•    The ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external colleagues;

External Environment

•    Experience of external media and stakeholder communications raising the profile of the discipline in the wider community;
•    Editorial board and journal development experience;
•    Leadership roles within a national and international research and/or professional development bodies in the broad field of International Business.

School of Business 

Our community includes 29 faculty and 4 staff coming from 12 countries, and a team of occasional lecturers. We are recruiting five new faculty to join this team. Together we support a student community across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate Business degrees, including a PhD programme. As a community, we are guided by our mission and values (research led; practice engaged; sustainable careers & organisations; liberal in terms of education choices, shared language and experiences; and egalitarian). 

Our faculty focus on research that is impactful within their academic community, their students, and their industry contexts. Our faculty are contributing to debates in leading journals, publishing 16 papers in top ranked ABS 4 journals since 2014, and serving in leadership roles on journal editorial boards and international research organisations (e.g. Academy of Management). Examples of Chartered Association of Business School 4 and 3 ranked journals that School of Business faculty have published in since 2014 in the broad fields of International Business and Management include the following: 

  • Journal of Management; Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business; Organizational Research Methods; Human Resource Management Journal; Work, Employment and Society; Academy of Management Learning and Education; Journal of Product Innovation Management; Research Policy; 
  • Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Management Inquiry; Research in the Sociology of Organisations; European Management Review; International Journal of HRM; Industrial and Corporate Change; Technological Forecasting and Change; International Journal of Management Reviews, Business and Society; amongst others.

Our new Professor of International Business will teach on our undergraduate programmes, which include a blend of single honours and double honours degrees, as well as playing a role in teaching and development of our portfolio postgraduate programmes. 

Our approach to education is guided by our values and mission. As a community of educators, we seek to support our students and each other in our learning journeys. New faculty are assigned an academic mentor to assist them in adapting to the education approach of the School of Business, our research, and wider community. Faculty are happy to help each other with research and teaching issues, and to share ideas about best practice, both formally, through our research and teaching seminars, and informally. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Peter Mc Namara, Head of the School of Business. Email; phone +353 1 7086626.  


Professor A (Post 1995):                €114,740 – €140,961 p.a. (6 points)
Professor B (Post 1995):                €83,799 – €111,159 p.a. (6 points)

Appointments will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

The decision to appoint as Professor A or Professor B is made by the President based on the report of the Selection Panel and the experience and track record of the successful candidate. To be appointed at Professor A level, the successful candidate will have an excellent record of published work of international quality and demonstrated leadership in their field, will be an excellent teacher and academic innovator, and will normally have experience and demonstrated capacity in administrative as well as academic leadership. 

Further information: 

For further information about the School of Business and the post, including full job description and application procedures are available at:

The completed application documents should be forwarded by email to arrive no later than midnight, Sunday, 6th of May 2018.