Professor in Business Analytics (032621)

University of Surrey

United Kingdom

July 5, 2021


Professor in Business Analytics Surrey Business School Location: Guildford

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 Reference: 032621

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 interdisciplinary.

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 visualisations.

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 or telephone +44 (0)20 3417 6076.

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 of candidates.
  • Applications should be emailed to by the closing date of Monday, 5 July 2021.

    Please do not apply via the University website.

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