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Chair in International Business and International Business Strategy (2 posts)

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences - Sheffield University Management School

Location: Sheffield
Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme Band Structure
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th August 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021
Job Ref: UOS029782

Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme Band Structure (please see pay scheme structure:


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.

The Management School has an exciting opportunity for a proven thought leader and researcher with a distinguished publication record at a world-leading level to join us as Chair International Business/ International Business Strategy. You should have 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 relevant stakeholders.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the broad areas of International Business/International Business Strategy including, but not limited to: the strategy of multinational enterprises (MNEs); MNE HQ-subsidiary relations; internationalisation of SMEs; international competitive relationships between MNEs and local SMEs; international opportunity and capability development; international business ethics or international CSR; research that takes a comparative or institutional perspective; and IB research methods. We welcome candidates with expertise in either quantitative or qualitative approaches.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or equivalent qualifications/experience), will have experience of developing and delivering teaching programmes to ensure consistently high-quality teaching, learning and student support, a significant track record of regular publication of consistently excellent quality outputs and will have experience of building and developing a team of researchers.

It is anticipated that the selection process (presentation to staff and an interview) will be held on Monday 15th November 2021.

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 from across the world, 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.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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