Associate Professor in Marketing - Full time, Permanent

Napier University

United Kingdom

January 9, 2022


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Associate Professor in Marketing - Full time, Permanent

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£51,799 - £60,022 per annum plus benefits (Grade 7)


Excellent Benefits Package

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Full Time



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We are a flexible employer.

Job description

At Edinburgh Napier Business School we are passionate about Marketing. Building on cutting-edge marketing knowledge, application-oriented research, and strong links to practice, the Marketing Group at Napier is committed to enhancing student employability and creating a world class student experience.

We are looking to appoint an Associate Professor in Marketing to contribute to the leadership of research and learning and teaching activities, become a key member of the Management leadership team, and engage with stakeholder groups both external and internal to Edinburgh Napier University and The Business School.

The successful candidate will work with the Marketing Group leadership team and about 20 colleagues to shape the future of the Marketing subject area within The Business School. In particular, we would welcome candidates who can demonstrate experience of developing innovative Marketing programmes and have developed close links with industry professionals.

The Business School is one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland and at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research.

The subject area of Marketing promotes research-informed teaching and a pedagogical approach to our learning, teaching and assessment activities with strong industry links.

Building on cutting-edge marketing knowledge, application-oriented research, and strong links to marketing practice, we are committed to enhancing student employability and creating a world class student experience. We embrace interdisciplinary collaboration in both teaching and research activities. Our research projects help to tackle relevant and pressing worldly questions in three key areas: 1) society and wellbeing, 2) innovation, digital and technology, and 3) sustainability. The subject area delivers six different programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and runs programmes on- campus, overseas and online.

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The role

You will contribute to the ongoing and future strategic development of our Marketing portfolio of programmes and modules. You will have a strong research and teaching profile, with significant experience of innovative and successful programme leadership and development. You will be expected to engage in programme leadership and develop an active and ongoing involvement with industry to enhance our networks and student employability.

The post will also include teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and modules and commercial and online/transnational provision. In addition to leading and contributing to our teaching and research activities, you will be expected to have lead enterprise or “applied” projects, such as knowledge exchange with industry, consultancy services, training or CPD activities.

Drawing on your experience of learning and teaching within the Marketing subject area, you will contribute to the University's objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed and engaged student learning in the UK, overseas and online. You will have line management responsibilities and guide Marketing colleagues in achieving their career objectives.

Who we are looking for

In addition to the role profile (link here), the following criteria are essential:

  • Well-networked across the Marketing discipline, especially in your area of expertise.
  • Evidence of an excellent professional academic and research profile.
  • Evidence of innovative teaching and learning practice and experience.
  • Significant experience in developing high quality teaching/ learning and research projects.
  • Some travel may be required as part of our transnational education provision.

    Benefits we offer

    In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement, and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information, please click here.

    Salary: Grade 7 - £51,799 - £60,022 per annum plus benefits.

    Additional information

    Previous applicants need not reapply.

    Closing: 9th January 2022 @11:59pm Interviews: Week commencing 17th January 2022

    For informal discussions about this position, please contact Professor Anna Watson at and for general queries please contact

    Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For information seehere.