Rowlands Chair in Transformational Strategy

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Cranfield University


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Role Managed by:

Cara Hirst

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6253


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 24/01/2021

Formal Interview Date: 23rd & 24th February

Cranfield University is one of the most distinctive institutions of higher education in the UK, and a leading centre of excellence in postgraduate education and transformational research, both within technology and management. Ranked in the top five in the UK for commercial research income, consultancy and professional development, and many of its award bearing programmes, the University has an exceptional reputation for industry-facing, applied and innovative research of the highest calibre. Partners range from SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities.

Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in Europe and a world leader in management education and research, holding triple accreditation by AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS. Dedicated to creating responsible management thinking, breaking ground at the management-technology interface, improving business performance and inspiring the next generation of business leaders, the school works to change the lives of its students and executives by encouraging innovation and creative thinking, as well as the drive to succeed and make a real impact on their organisations. The school attracts over 5,000 masters, doctoral and executive development learners each year from over 100 countries.

The School of Management is now seeking a Professor of Transformational Strategy to develop novel and original insights into the process and application of transformational strategic thinking moving away from classical incremental strategies. They will work closely with business, students and with fellow thought leaders across all of Cranfield University’s management and technology interests to develop exciting teaching cases from world-leading interdisciplinary research excellence and innovation to evolve the way we educate future leaders. The Professor will be part of and contribute to the development of the Strategy Group and report directly to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Management.

Women and ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply.  Applications should consist of a full CV, together with a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria in the job description.

Informal questions regarding the post should be directed to the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver via Cara Hirst on or +44 207 340 6253. 

The deadline for applications is midnight GMT on Sunday 24th of January.

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