Professor in Information Systems

Birmingham, United Kingdom
30 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Reader/Professor of Information Systems  

Aston Business School

Salary        £56,791 to £115,439 [Band 1 to Band 2]
Basis            Full Time
Closing Date    23.59 hours BST on Sunday 16 September 2018
Interview Date    To be confirmed
Reference        R180303

Aston Business School is a Triple Accredited University (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the recent REF we received 100% for Research Impact), excellent teaching (awarded Gold rating in the 2016/17 TEF) and business engagement. We are only one of three UK institutions with the Small Business Charter Gold Award.  The University actively supports and finances academic spin-offs.  The Operations and Information Management Department hosts three main clusters – Information Systems, Operations Management, Business Analytics - conducting research in various aspects in the strategic and operational context. There is a thriving research culture in the Department, which has a strong reputation for being rigorous and relevant. We support participation in international conferences and supervision of PhDs via the Dean’s scholarships, and actively support business engagement/Executive Education opportunities.

We are seeking an inspirational and highly motivated individual to contribute to the development of the Department’s research, teaching, PhD/DBA supervision, and enterprise activities. We welcome discussions with prospective candidates with interests in any area of Information Systems. We are particularly interested in applicants with interests in the managerial and strategic dimensions of emerging technologies, digitalisation and business models who can lead or significantly contribute to a research centre. We are keen to discuss new ideas in order to strengthen our research profile and complement our teaching and business support provision. Applicants should have an excellent reputation with a strong international profile and network in their subject area, manifested in leading IS and wider business journal publications. They must have experience in securing substantial funding from different sources, leading externally funded research projects, mentoring junior faculty and undertaking effectively doctoral/postdoctoral research supervision. Further, they should demonstrate a passion for their subject and be able to communicate that passion effectively to the academic, business and policy-making communities. They should be at least Fellows of HEA (or equivalent). Chartered membership of learned societies and possession of entrepreneurial skills are highly desirable.

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Operation and Information Management Department, Dr Pavel Albores, Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3262; email: or Dr Andreas Schroeder, Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3342; email:

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