Professor and Head of Department of Management Ref: 8711

School/department: University of Sussex Business School/Department of Management 
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 8711
Salary: Competitive
Placed on: 27 May 2022
Closing date:  19 July 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. Was previously closing on 13 June 2022.
Expected Interview date: August/September 2022.
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The Department of Management is looking to recruit a Head of Department to lead the next phase of the department’s development.  The successful candidate will also hold a substantive professorship within the department and contribute to our research culture and teaching portfolios. We are inviting applications from candidates with expertise in any of the following four subject areas including, Human Resource Management; Organisational Behaviour; Information Systems or Operations Management. 

The Department of Management hosts the ESRC-funded Digital Futures at Work Research Centre, that is leading research on digital working and the future of work. Taking sociological, organizational and psychological perspectives, colleagues in the Department of Management conduct research in leadership; HRM, organisation studies; business ethics; AI and the platform economy; digital entrepreneurship; sustainability and operations management. We have expertise in a range of sectors and methodologies.    

The Department of Management follows research-led teaching and has a rich programme portfolio that includes the BSc in Business and Management Studies; MSc in Organisational and Occupational Psychology; MSc in Human Resource Management; MSc in Management; MSc in Global Supply and Logistics Management programmes and the Sussex MBA.

We invite applications from researchers that demonstrate enthusiasm to contribute to our Department’s research culture, through publications in leading journals and research leadership, and to our taught programmes. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Steve McGuire, Dean of the Business School ( or Catherine Liston-Heyes, Associate Dean for Faculty and Resources (

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the role, you should submit a short, up to two-page, letter of application, plus a summary CV (no more than 4 sides) outlining the key facts and information about yourself, what you will bring to the role and why you are the right person for it. Please also include details of three referees you are happy for us to contact should you be invited for interview.

Please also complete and submit our Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB]

Your expression of interest should be sent to: Emma Macfarlane (

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