Professor in Management Information Systems & Governance

University of Bradford - Faculty of Management and Law

Salary: Salary negotiable dependent on experience (min. £58,754 pa)
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 05 December 2016
Interview Date: Thursday 22 December 2016
Reference: HR0034660

The University of Bradford School of Management is an international leader in business education, research and knowledge transfer. For more than 50 years, it has been providing excellence in teaching, research, business engagement and internationalisation and maintains its position as a leading European business school. It performs well in the Financial Times (FT) rankings, builds on its research strengths within research clusters and four Research and Knowledge Transfer centres, engages with a variety of businesses across a broad spectrum of activities and continues its strong focus on international activities. Following the recent appointment of a new Dean, the Faculty is commencing a period of strategically managed growth and investment.

The prime objective of the post is to, lead research and knowledge transfer, and to develop innovative and creative approaches to learning in the area of Management Information Systems and Governance. The expectation is also that the successful post holder will assume management responsibilities in areas such as employability and/or business school charter. We are particularly interested in academics with a very strong record of publication in international refereed journals, and can demonstrate successful engagement in knowledge transfer activities, as well as excellence in teaching. You will also have recently held a management role that has close contact with students and supports the development of their graduate attributes. You will be expected to teach to undergraduate, postgraduate and post experience students as necessary. Some of this teaching may be in overseas locations. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to play a part in the strategic and operational leadership of the School of Management and/or faculty.

As a Professor, the post-holder will also have responsibility for the academic leadership and mentorship of Management staff with regard to their research and academic careers. The successful candidate must be able to show evidence of experience of research and publication commensurate with a chair appointment in a Business School with a strong international reputation. Significant recent grant capture is a pre-requisite of this post, as the successful applicant will play a leading role in securing research grants. A consistent and on-going commitment to research, evidenced by an externally recognised record of publication, is essential, as is a commitment to attaining the highest levels of teaching and learning. The post holder should have the proven capacity to attract external income from national and international bodies for research and knowledge exchange activities. Also important will be an appreciation of the developments taking place in the area of Information Systems and Electronic Governance, and the capacity for interdisciplinary work across the School and the wider University. You must be able to work as a member of a team, have good communication skills, and demonstrate an ability to work to tight and often conflicting deadlines. Applicants should have a proven personal commitment to promoting equality and diversity in order to support the School's and University's policy and action programme in this vitally important area.

In return, the University offers an attractive rewards and benefits package including a competitive salary, excellent contributory pension scheme, and a total of 38 days leave per annum (includes customary and bank holidays), salary sacrifice and childcare voucher schemes, wellbeing and lifestyle initiatives, and discounts at popular retailers. You will also have access to the University’s onsite leisure facilities, library, catering outlets and a nursery.

The University of Bradford strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For enquiries prior to application, please contact Professor Zahir Irani, Dean (elect) of the Faculty of Management and Law at or call 01274 234371.