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Further Information - Assistant Professor

Further Applicant Information for Post 30624-107
Strategy and International Business Group

Professors: Giuliana Battisti, Michael Bradshaw, Nigel Driffield, Koen Heimericks, Loizos Heracleous, Kamel Mellahi, Pinar Ozcan, Sotirios Paroutis, Jeff Reuer, Jeff Reuer, Christian Stadler

Associate Professors: Malcolm Clews, Fred Dahlmann, Chengwei Liu, Juha Uotila, Hossam Zeitoun

Assistant Professors: Ali Ayfer, Guus Hendriks, Amit Kumar, Shemuel Lampronti, Rosemary Li, Stefano Li Pira

Professors of Practice: Chris Beer, John Colley, David Elmes, Timothy Wray

Senior Teaching Fellows: Paul Simmonds, Harminder Singh

Sotirios Paroutis is the Head of Group, a responsibility held by senior members of the Group.


Warwick Business School (WBS) is a research-led, triple-accredited university-based business school with globally renowned research credentials and a portfolio of world-class courses.

We are continuing our search for top-flight talent to join our outstanding faculty. Applications are invited at the level of Assistant Professor in Strategy and/or International Business.

We are looking for ambitious scholars who will contribute to the existing lines of research within the Strategy and International Business (SIB) group. The successful candidates will have: completed or be near completion of their doctoral thesis, a demonstrable capacity to publish at the very top level and also an ambitious future research agenda. Evidence of an emerging record of publishing in high quality academic journals would be an advantage. Further details about the SIB group at WBS:

Our research identity: we conduct world-class research in the areas of strategy and international business, employing a variety of research approaches. These include econometric and statistical analysis, formal and computational modeling, qualitative case studies, discourse analysis and ethnography. Our areas of interest include modes and processes of internationalization, knowledge transfer in multinationals, strategy as practice and process, innovation dynamics, technology and market emergence, complexity and uncertainty, and behavioral strategy.

Our teaching approach: we offer engaging and stimulating teaching sessions, invest in the preparation of high quality, globally-oriented teaching materials such as leading textbooks and in-depth cases, conduct research on teaching effectiveness, develop innovative teaching methods, link our thought leadership with our teaching, and develop our faculty’s teaching competence.

Our approach and ambitions: we attract and develop promising young scholars as well as global research leaders. We have ambitious targets for our research work, and we refine our research to ensure it is competitive at the highest levels of publication. We organize and attend leading conferences and offer sessions and professional development workshops, develop international research collaborations and networks, offer media expert commentary, and make contributions to practice and public policy. We are collegial and developmental, sharing our expertise and support with both our colleagues and our collaborators. Of particular interest are people who are “boundary spanners” either methodologically or theoretically between our distinct areas of strength.


Salary Information

Grade FA7 Assistant Professor 

Salary range £40,792 - £48,677 (In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £25,000 on an annual basis. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University)


The School

For further information about Warwick Business School, please see our website.

Warwick Business School is one of the largest and most respected business schools in the world; we’re firmly in the top 1%. Our Dean, Professor Andy Lockett, has high ambitions for us to be:

  • A world leader in business education, research and engagement, helping to create a better global society.

Our Mission:

  • To produce and world-class, cutting edge research that shapes the way organisations operate and businesses are led and managed
  • To produce world-class, socially responsible, creative leaders and managers who think on a global scale, regardless of the size of their organisation
  • To engage meaningfully with business and government to create a better society
  • To provide a lifelong return on investment for students and alumni

Producing World-Class Business Leaders 

As the largest department of the University of Warwick we offer excellent facilities and a prestigious reputation. We are consistently top-rated for our teaching quality and were the first UK school to be endorsed by all 3 international business school accreditation schemes.

We attract students from all over the world, currently 64% from outside the UK, who trust us to teach them at undergraduate, masters, MBA, and PhD level, in both full-time and part-time education. We regularly consult and collaborate with industry to keep our programmes fresh, relevant, and accessible and have something to offer individuals at every stage of their career. We offer an extensive executive education programme and work with clients around the world to develop their in-house talent.

The performance of our degree programmes excels as our course portfolio continues to refresh, expand, and diversify. We currently offer 31 courses to more than 7,000 students.

  • Our undergraduate courses are top-ranked in the 2016 Guardian University Guide and we're number 1 for Accounting & Finance in both the 2016 editions of the Complete University Guide and the Times Good University Guide.
  • Our masters courses provide highly specialised learning in areas of business that are increasingly important in the search for sustainable competitive advantage.
  • More than 30 years of combined learning experience enable us to deliver the Warwick MBA to nearly 2,600 experienced managers each year, wherever they are in the world.

Publishing Leading-Edge Research

We have achieved a global reputation for research excellence, offering a broad subject base and highly regarded faculty. The most recent UK government Research Excellence Framework (December 2014) rated more than 80% of our research as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, raking WBS as 5th in the UK for research output. Over half of our academics come from outside the UK and many have taught or worked overseas. They produce world leading research in most fields of management including:

  • accounting, markets and organisations
  • behavioural science
  • business strategy
  • consumer behaviour
  • corporate governance
  • customer service
  • enterprise
  • finance
  • industrial relations
  • innovation strategy
  • knowledge management
  • lean management
  • marketing
  • operational research

Providing a Return on Investment

Learning by sharing experience and insight is key to the student experience at WBS. Our 30,000 alumni have cited the combination of a highly intelligent and internationally diverse cohort as being a major benefit of their learning experience as well as their future careers.

The fact that many graduates return for further study here later in their career demonstrates our effective blend of academic research with the practicalities of the workplace. Our graduates are highly sought after by business and can be found in senior positions in global bluechips around the world. Many also set up their own business with the entrepreneurial business skills they have learned with us.

For our sponsoring organisations, both public and private, who support their employees through our programmes, the benefits are clear: more motivated and higher skilled staff leads to increased productivity and a stronger business.

More information www.wbs.ac.uk.