Professor in Marketing and Consumer Research Ref: 9252

School/department:  University of Sussex Business School, Department of Strategy & Marketing
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
: Permanent 
Reference: 9252
Salary: Competitive
Placed on:  02 December 2022
Closing date: 27 January 2023 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBA
Expected start date: Negotiable

Job description

The Department of Strategy & Marketing, University of Sussex Business School, is looking to recruit a full-time Professor of Marketing, preferably with a specialist focus on consumer research. 

The Department consists of three main disciplines: marketing, international business, and entrepreneurship. Staff in the marketing group specialize in research on consumer behavior and consumer culture, business-to-business marketing, product and service innovation, and brand management. We are defined by a passion for teaching, research, and engagement, and focused on creativity, sustainability, technology, and managerial practice. 

The Department has a strong reputation within the United Kingdom. Our research was ranked in the top 30 in the recent 2021 REF exercise, which placed us within the upper quartile of all UK-based business and management faculties. We offer several popular undergraduate and postgraduate programs, with our undergraduate marketing program being placed in the top 20 in the recent 2023 Complete Universities Guide. The Business School was recently also ranked 1st in the UK for External Research Income by the Chartered Association of Business Schools. The marketing group within the Department features a mix of research and teaching focused staff. Our work has been published in leading journals including Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Marketing Letters, Marketing Theory, and Psychology & Marketing among many others. 

We are looking for colleagues with exciting research pipelines that either complements or adds to the interests of our current faculty (, and for marketing in particular: We welcome candidates from all ontological and methodological approaches. 

The successful candidate will be an engaged senior academic (we have recently recruited a further five lecturers / assistant professors in consumer psychology, experimental design and consumer culture) who enjoys working in a dynamic, collegial, multidisciplinary environment. 

We host a research mobiliser group focused on consumer well-being to complement those in responsible business and emerging markets. We have our own behavioral lab, and access to a significant range of resources in terms of support for grants, and policy and external engagement. 

Please contact Professor Michael Beverland ( for informal enquiries.

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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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 the details of three referees you would be happy for us to contact should you be shortlisted for interview. 

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