Professor in Business Analytics
Surrey Business School
Salary: Competitive Salary
Post Type: Full Time
Advert Placed: Thursday 10 June 2021
Closing Date: Monday 05 July 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 20 July 2021
The University of Surrey is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader
as Professor in Business Analytics. Sitting within Surrey Business School
(SBS), in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the appointment is part
of an ambitious programme of investment in research and teaching excellence in
the analytics field that capitalises on Surrey's research strengths in
business and management studies as well as in computer science, engineering,
data science, and digital health.
Ranked 8th in the UK for business and economics, SBS is the University's
largest School with over 100 academic staff members from around the globe and
a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The School is dedicated to
inspiring positive change in business and society, individuals and
organisations, locally and globally by blending the rigour of high-quality
impactful research with excellent teaching and the strengths of a technology-
led university. Research within the School and across the University is highly
As an advocate for the ability of analytics to transform businesses, the
Professor in Business Analytics will lead a substantial programme of research,
attracting significant research funds and providing academic leadership across
the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolio. Developing partnerships
with local and international businesses, and continuing to expand research
collaborations across the University, will be an important part of the role.
Outstanding academic leadership credentials, a track record of world-leading
research outputs, and success in securing substantial external research
funding are key requirements, alongside a commitment to excellence in the
student experience, the ability to collaborate with academic and non-academic
partners, and experience of how technology can contribute to decision making
and insights in a business environment.
Applicants from all areas of business analytics are welcomed, particularly
those who have led research in AI, big data, machine learning, and
The appointment is open to internationally recognised
practitioners/professionals whose work has made a significant contribution to
the advancement of knowledge and its application to business analytics, as
well as to senior teaching-focussed academics. Appointments in these cases
would be to the title of Professor in Practice or Professorial Teaching Fellow
As Professor in Business Analytics, you will have the opportunity to take your
career to the next level at a university with a global reputation for its
research across technological, human, health and social sciences, leading and
developing a community of analytics researchers. With an outstanding campus,
excellent international transport links and a vibrant regional economy, Surrey
offers rich opportunities for partnership and innovation among the many
businesses in the region, alongside a high quality of life.
Formal interviews will take place on Tuesday, 20 July 2021.
How to Apply
For an informal discussion about the role and how to apply, please contact
Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly of our advisors Syllogism at
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To apply to be Professor in Business Analytics, please submit:
A covering letter of no more than 2,000 words setting out your interest in
the role and details of how you match the criteria. The Selection
Committee will find it particularly helpful if you can cite examples of
your achievements and skills, making clear the difference you personally
made to the events you describe.
A comprehensive CV, including current salary details and the names and
addresses of three referees. Referees will not be approached until the
University has drawn up a short-list, and only with the prior permission
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com by the closing
date of Monday, 5 July 2021.
Please do not apply via the University website.