Professor of Operations Management Ref: 9345

School/department: University of Sussex Business School/Department of Management 
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options are considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 9345
Salary: Competitive
Placed on:  17 March 2023
Closing date: 01 June 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 29 June 2023
Expected start date: January 2024

Job description

The Department of Management is looking to recruit a Professor of Operations Management to contribute to our research culture and teaching portfolios. We are inviting applications from candidates with research interests and expertise in operations; supply chain management; sustainability; circular economy and/or digital innovations.

The Department of Management hosts the ESRC-funded Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) that conducts research on digital working and the future of work. The Department also hosts several active research groups including the Supply Chain 4.0 group and the Future of Work hub.    

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 Chain 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 Frank Bond, Head of the Department of Management ( or Catherine Liston-Heyes, Associate Dean of Faculty & Resources, University of Sussex Business School (

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

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. 

Please also complete and submit our Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB]

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

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