Professor of Events or Tourism or Hospitality Management

Leeds Beckett University - School of Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Languages

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated academic of international standing to lead a team of ambitious and talented academics and researchers. In addition to supporting the development of others, you will be expected to undertake research leading to high quality publications in an area that reflects your expertise, attract and supervise doctoral students and submit funding applications. An ability to engage in research that has resonance with non-academic audiences would be especially desirable. 

Our research is co-ordinated by the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH). The most recent official assessment of research quality in the UK (REF 2014) ranked the unit to which we contributed second in the UK for research power (a measure of research quality and volume). Our goal is to enable colleagues to continue to improve the quality and impact of their work. This role-holder will play a fundamental part in achieving that aspiration. You will be joining a supportive research environment which will assist you in achieving your goals.

For further details of staff research interests and the work of the School, please visit: and

To arrange an informal discussion with Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean of School, please contact Linda Hepworth

Closing Date: 14 December 2016 (Midnight)

To apply for this post please apply online and submit a CV and supporting statement (of no more than 3 sides of A4) addressing the employee specification.

For further information and to apply please visit:

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from women and from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post. All appointments will be based on merit.

Working here means you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

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