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Chair in International Business (2 posts)

Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience? Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior leadership position?

The International Business Division is looking for enthusiastic individuals to undertake the role of Chair of International Business. As Professor of International Business, you will have a sustained track record of internationally recognised research, teaching excellence and academic leadership. Working within the International Business Division, LUBS and University, you will provide academic leadership in the field of international business.

The International Business Division is home to the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL), one of the world's premier scholarly centres for international business and at the forefront of academia and practice. Research development is divided into four main thematic areas, focused especially on the regions of China, India and Southeast Asia. 1. The global determinants and impact of foreign direct investment; 2. The strategy of MNEs and countries – impact on home and host country development, productivity and competitiveness; 3. Knowledge management, international entrepreneurship, property rights, and performance; and 4. Methodology in international business and management research.

With its strong and experienced membership, the International Business Division is one of the world-leading groups in international business research and education, and your leadership will play a vital role in continuing and developing this tradition.

Leeds University Business School is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching and its research. Our work covers the full spectrum of business disciplines, teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral students and creating new knowledge through research. We place a premium on international levels of scholarship and research excellence. We seek to appoint two professors in the field of international business. You will enhance our international reputation with your research expertise. Delivering top-quality research outputs that contribute to impact and innovation, you will help us to increase our already-significant international presence and be a key player in our mission to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally, through leadership in research and teaching.

You will have a sustained track record of integrating research with teaching and learning to deliver an excellent student experience, along with sustained delivery of ambitious and imaginative academic leadership. With the ability to forge strong partnerships across subject areas and disciplines, you will have excellent organisational, collaborative and communication skills.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Keith W. Glaister, Professor of International Business, Interim Head of the International Business Division
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1909, email:


Professor Elizabeth Rose, Professor of International Business
Tel: +44 (0) 0113-34-38225, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Business
School/Institute:  Leeds University Business School
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Competitive salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 12 December 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  LUBSC1462
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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