Chair in Creative Industries

University of Sheffield - Sheffield University Management School

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme Band Structure (see

Are you interested in working for a top-ranked Management School which has achieved accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school associations:  AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS? 

With world-class facilities, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking, we are seeking applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals who will be keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the Management School’s international reputation for research, teaching excellence and innovation.

We welcome applications from candidates who can deliver excellent research and teaching within the subject field of Creative and Cultural Industries.  Creative and Cultural Industries, also increasingly known as Creative and Digital Industries are those that combine the creation, production, and distribution of goods and services that are cultural in nature and normally involve the production of intellectual property of various kinds.   Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries comprise several sectors including: advertising and marketing, architecture, crafts, design (product, graphic and fashion design), IT, software and computer services, publishing, museums galleries and libraries, music, performing and visual arts.  We are open-minded about the sector but as the post is in the Management School, the applicant must have a strong academic, or practice-based knowledge of management in CC&D industries or economies, and a good fit with the research and teaching activities of the School.   To find out more visit

You will be a proven thought leader and researcher with a distinguished publication record at a world-leading level.  You should have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area in addition to significant experience in winning external research funding, with an ambition to grow a critical mass of funding and resources and to provide intellectual direction for research appropriate to the position.  You will be able to demonstrate skills in the leadership and the mentoring of academic staff in research, publication and income generation activities, and also have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from within the University and from private and public sector organisations.

In line with the University of Sheffield’s professorial expectations, the post holder will be expected to contribute strongly to academic leadership as well as teaching. The successful candidate will be involved in the development and delivery of our teaching offerings in the area of Management and Economics. The School also engages in substantial interdisciplinary teaching and research, especially integrating engineering disciplines with management disciplines. Therefore, we would welcome applications from candidates who have an inter-disciplinary focus to their teaching and their research.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect.  We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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