Professor and Director of Research

Keele University - Keele Management School

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

Keele Management School (KMS) is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic that will shape its research agenda and profile up to and beyond REF 2021.  The Director of Research (DoR) will report to the Director of School and be part of the Senior Leadership Team. The DoR will be a key role in supporting the growth and distinctiveness of KMS at an exciting period of its development.

The role will work closely and collaboratively with Heads of Academic Groups, fellow Directors from within KMS and across Schools within the University, as well as Pro-Vice Chancellors and relevant professional service colleagues, in the development and implementation of the School’s research strategy. This appointment is very timely, as the School is investing in its research capacity and capability. This will be enabled through a number of significant funding opportunities that the School has recently attracted, cementing it as a credible agent of change in the local and regional economy. We are therefore seeking an academic that has significant experience of driving a strong impact focussed agenda.

As well as contributing to the improvement in our research capability, the DoR will be a key contributor to the School’s future international accreditations, such as AACSB and AMBA, as well as on-going professional accreditation from UK bodies.

Informal Enquiries

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact either: Professor Kurt Allman, Director of Keele Management School, email:, tel. +44(0)1782 733109; or Professor Susanne Tietze, Professor in International Business Management, email:, tel. +44(0) 1782 734279.

For full post details please visit: Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

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