Professor / Associate Professor in Digital Business

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
23 Jan 2018
02 Mar 2018
Full Time

Business and Law

Professor / Associate Professor in Digital Business – Ref BAL17/10 
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Competitive

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. 

Within the Faculty of Business and Law, Newcastle Business School is one of a small group of business schools worldwide that have double AACSB accreditation for both Business and Accounting. We have an outstanding reputation in the delivery of business relevant, research rich education. Many of our business programmes have EPAS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development and/or enjoy professional accreditation from a range of professional bodies. By the end of 2015, Newcastle Business School won the prestigious Times Higher Education “Business School of the Year” award. 

We are seeking to appoint a Professor or Associate Professor in Digital Business. We aim to consolidate our expertise in this subject area. We have included digital business on most of our revamped programmes and offer a strong and innovative MSc in Digital Marketing. The successful candidate will provide academic leadership in teaching and research in the subject. You will make a significant contribution to the development of research, research informed teaching, income generation, and high quality publications to contribute to the 2020 Research Excellence Framework.  As a university leader, you will exemplify our values of collegiality and citizenship and contribute to our research signature areas, particularly the Digital Business Signature Area

You must have extensive detailed knowledge and subject expertise evidenced by research and consultancy track record, and be able to foster and develop collaborative links with academic, business, third sector and public sector partners.  You will possess an expertise in emerging areas of Digital Business such as: the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Digital Health, Business Models and Telecommunications. As well as having a strong publication record and evidence of ability to generate research income, commensurate with the title of Professor or Associate Professor, you must have the ability to support, mentor, and empower people in a professional environment. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof James Cunningham, on 0191 227 4064, email or Professor John Wilson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law), on 0191 227 4366, email

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  Friday 2nd March 2018