Assistant Professor in Marketing (MAN_01) (
Faculty of Business
Grade 8: - £45,585 - £54,395 per annum
Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Working Arrangements: The role is full-time, but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
: 14-Jan-2024, 6:59:00 PM
Disclosure and Barring Service Requirement: Not Applicable.
Working at Durham University
A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a warm and friendly place to work, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.
As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career. The University is located within a beautiful historic city, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and surrounded by stunning countryside. Our talented scholars and researchers from around the world are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.
We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world. Being a part of Durham is about more than just the success of the University, it’s also about contributing to the success of the city, county and community.
Our University Strategy is built on three pillars of research, education and wider student experience, but also on our keen sense of community and of inspiring others to achieve their potential.
Our Purpose and Values
We want our University to be a place where people can be free to be themselves, no matter what their identity or background. Together, we celebrate difference, value one another and are each responsible for creating an inclusive community that is respectful and fair for all.
Find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Durham area on our Why Durham? information page.
Durham University Business School
Dynamic and vibrant, Durham University Business School is one of Durham University’s four Faculties and is comprised of four research-intensive departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Management and Marketing. Known for its global reputation, its impact on policy and practice and its strong focus on ethics, responsibility and sustainability, the School aims to be a leading European business school with a strong global presence by 2027. The School currently has circa 200 academic and teaching staff, with plans and resource commitments to grow to 230 by 2027. In addition, 12 funded research centres (https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/research/research-centres/ ) blend leading theoretical perspectives with a strong emphasis on impact and engagement with practice, noted in www.durham.ac.uk/business . The school’s student population is around 4000, across undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.
Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global society and well-being. Our associated mission is to create, share and use knowledge to deliver equitable and sustainable futures around the world. We pursue this mission by advancing world changing knowledge and securing global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines and around the world.
The Department of Management & Marketing at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Marketing and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a strong background in research and a track record in income generation, external engagement and impact with a focus on, but not limited to, the following areas:
Artificial Intelligence Marketing
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at Management and Marketing - Durham University Business School .
Assistant Professors at Durham
Assistant Professors on the Education and Research track are encouraged to focus on research and teaching, but are also expected to engage in wider citizenship to enhance their own development, support their department and discipline, and contribute to the wider student experience.
Academic colleagues are supported to publish excellent research in their area of interest with a focus on high quality outputs (including monographs and journal articles), rather than quantity. We aim to support your research needs, including practical help such as resources to attend conferences and to fund research activities, as well as a generous research leave policy and a designated mentor.
Durham University is also committed to ensuring outstanding teaching quality, stimulating learning environments, and innovative curricula for all our students. You will be supported to develop your teaching expertise and skills.
We are confident that our recruitment process allows us to attract and select the best talent to Durham. We, therefore, offer a reduced probation period of 1 year for our Assistant Professors and thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance, your position will be confirmed as permanent.
Applicants must demonstrate high quality research in the field of Marketing Business, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.
We strive to provide a working and teaching environment that is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.
- To pursue research that is high quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
- To develop clear plans for the pursuit of national and international funding opportunities to support research and end-user engagement.
- To play a role in relevant teaching and research supervision, and contribute to ongoing curriculum development.
- Contribute to enhancing the quality of the research environment in the Department, the wider University and beyond through collaborative research activity.
- Demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the administrative work, citizenship and values of the Department.
- To deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, as well as engaging in related activity such as assessment.
- To fully engage in and enhance the values of the Department.
- To contribute to attracting and supervising research students, and to enhance the Department’s commitment to its vibrant and inclusive postgraduate culture.
- Carry out other duties as specified by the Head of Department.
Durham University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are a key component of the University’s Strategy and a central part of everything we do. We also live by our Purpose and Values and our Staff Code of Conduct. At Durham we actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive. It’s important to us that all colleagues undertake activities that are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI.
We welcome and encourage applications from those who are currently under-represented in our work force, including people with disabilities and from racially minoritised ethnic groups.
If you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on the volume and recency of your research outputs and other activities, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, you may wish to disclose this in your application. The selection committee will take this into account when evaluating your application.
The University has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer status. If you are a candidate with a disability, we are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. We will make adjustments to support the interview process wherever it is reasonable to do so and, where successful, reasonable adjustments will be made to support people within their role.
More about the Durham University Business School
The Business School is preparing for a future where disciplines combine and converge, disrupting business models, changing the relationship between economies and societies. Faculty investment targets candidates with transformative perspectives on their disciplines, who are highly connected to the world of practice and who have regard for the ethical, sustainable and responsible impact of their research and teaching. Our focused strategy covers research, education and student engagement, building on multi-disciplinary academic excellence, internationally-rated research and superb student support services. Our research is published in leading international journals, is increasingly funded by a broad mix of bodies, including research, government and commercial organisations. We seek to elevate further the status and influence of our research activity and environment through the support and delivery of influential research publications, building enhanced research capacity through income generation and the proof of economic and social value through documented impact on policy and practice.
Over the next ten years, Durham University Business School will pursue its mission across three core domains to become a recognised Top European Business School: Research, Education and Student Engagement. In addition, three transversal themes - internationalisation; ethics, responsibility and sustainability; and external engagement and impact - will shape further our direction of travel.
We have invested heavily in new colleagues over the past three years are continuing this investment journey, to be able to publish even more frequently in world leading journals, secure higher levels of (including Research Council) funding and develop our impact and engagement further. These ambitions are further supported by appropriate support for world-class conference attendance, pump priming, seminars and research network building activities and incentives for research publication and impact case studies.
As part of the School’s education strategy, our focus is to ensure that our programmes are intellectually leading, transformative and challenging. Further, we wish to ensure that learning allows students to develop as global citizens with a cross-cultural perspective, fosters connection to worlds of practice and facilitates engagement in the area of ethics, responsibility and sustainability. The School continues to support and recognise faculty members in these areas, for example through our mentoring policy and Enhancing Learning and Teaching Awards. The School has a high-quality portfolio of programmes at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level, across all subject areas – Management, Marketing, Economics, Accounting and Finance – attracting a talented and diverse student intake (with over 130 nationalities). Recent pedagogic developments include the launch of an on-line MBA, two MOOCS, an international MBA with the European Business School in Weissbaden, and two joint DBA with Fudan University and EmLyon.
The current School building houses several state-of-the-art lecture theatres providing flexible options for teaching, new breakout spaces for individual and group projects, and a contemporary dining area – alongside numerous sustainable features – which make it a truly world-class facility. Improved business facilities enable us to engage with more corporate partners and host events ranging from small groups to conferences for several hundred delegates. We are also investing in the technology infrastructure to support online and blended approaches to education.
Candidates will have completed their PhD (or be close to completion) and should outline their experience, skills and achievements to date, which demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria.
Candidates must have the capacity for and be progressing towards the independent development of internationally excellent research that produces high-quality outcomes, including some work that is recognised as world-class or that has world-class potential.
Essential Research Criteria
Candidates must demonstrate the development and delivery of high-quality teaching that contributes to providing a supportive and enabling learning environment and curricula which encourage students to achieve their potential.
Essential Education Criteria
Services, Citizenship and Values
Active engagement in administrative and citizenship requirements and to fostering a respectful environment, including a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Essential Services, Citizenship and Values Criteria
The desirable criteria for this post (for which candidates should provide evidence of some if not all criteria) are:
Department contact for academic-related enquiries
Professor Andrew Parker
Head of Department
Email: [email protected]
Contact information for technical difficulties when submitting your application
If you encounter technical difficulties when using the online application form, we prefer you send enquiries by email. Please send your name along with a brief description of the problem you’re experiencing to [email protected]
Alternatively, you may call 0191 334 6801 from the UK, or +44 191 334 6801 from outside the UK. This number operates during the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday, UK time. We will normally respond within one working day (Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays).
University contact for general queries about the recruitment process
How to Apply
We prefer to receive applications online.
Please note that in submitting your application, we will be processing your data. We would ask you to consider the relevant University Privacy Statement https://www.dur.ac.uk/ig/dp/privacy/pnjobapplicants/ which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data.
What to Submit
All applicants are asked to submit:
- A CV
- A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above.
- Personal research plan.
- Two of your most significant pieces of written work. Where possible your written work should have been published or submitted since 2018, however work prior to 2018 may be submitted where candidates have had career breaks.
- An EDI & values statement – (of no more than 500 words) which outlines work which you have been involved in which demonstrates your commitment to EDI and our values. I.e. Involvement in equality, diversity, and inclusion activities such as mentoring, volunteering, or attending conferences.
Where possible we request that you provide accessible web links to your publications, which the hiring Department will use to access your work. The application form contains fields in which to enter each of the web links.
Please note we are unable to access publications behind a paywall.
In the event you are unable to provide accessible links to online hosting of your work, publications should be uploaded as PDFs as part of your application in our recruitment system.
Please ensure that your PDFs are not larger than 5mb. Your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria.
All application documents should be uploaded with your name and document type as PDF files.
We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.
You should provide 3 academic referees they should not (if possible) include your PhD supervisor(s). The majority should be from a university other than your own.
References will be requested for candidates who have been shortlisted and will be made available to the panel during the interview process.
As part of your application, you will be asked whether you give your consent to your academic references being sought should you be invited to attend an interview. We will only request references where permission has been granted.
All applications will be considered; our usual practice is for colleagues across the Department to read the submitted work of long-listed candidates.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to the University, either virtually or in-person and will have the opportunity to meet key members of the Department. The assessment for the post will normally include a presentation to staff and students in the Department followed by an interview and we anticipate that the assessments and interviews will take place over two days in February 2024.
If you are unable to attend on the date offered, it may not be possible to offer you an interview on an alternative date.
For further guidance on your application please see HERE
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