The University of Wolverhampton

Reader/ Professor in University of Wolverhampton Business School

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Social Sciences
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The University of Wolverhampton Business School is seeking to make a senior research appointment at reader or professorial level. We welcome applications from qualified candidates in any field of business and management, and are particularly interested to hear from those researching in the areas of entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business, governance and sustainability.


Located within the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Wolverhampton Business School offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as a highly successful PhD programme and professional development courses. We have a strong track record of engagement with business and knowledge transfer activity including innovative developments in the field of apprenticeships. Our strong industry links are also reflected in our approach to research which focuses on the pursuit of rigorous and relevant applied management research.


Following a period of sustained success in recruitment, student satisfaction and business engagement, the Business School has recently completed a £19 million investment in its facilities. In the last REF, 79% of our research was judged to be of internationally recognised standard and higher. The University is committed to investments to further enhance the School’s research.


Through the appointment of the Reader/Professor, we wish to further build capacity in our strategically important research areas. We look to appoint scholars who share our mission to deliver high quality research that has relevance for practice, underpins our curriculum and who can lead and develop our community of early career researchers and PhD students. You will be expected to take on the leadership of the Management Research Centre in the lead up to the next REF.


Depending on academic standing eligible candidates may apply for the title of Reader/Professor. Please indicate in your application which title you would want the application to be considered for.


Please note that we will require you to provide three additional academic referees as part of your application for this post. Should your application be shortlisted we will contact these referees in advance of the interview. For further information please see the supporting documents “Professorial Referencing Procedure at the University of Wolverhampton” and “Additional professorial referees form”


Interview dates: late April / Early May


Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Phil Dearden, Faculty Associate Dean for Research; or Miceal Barden, Dean of Faculty,

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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