School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is internationally-leading in research and teaching covering the disciplines of business, management, finance, accounting and economics.

We provide a high-quality education experience and undertake research that is tailored to the demands of today’s business environment.

Join our welcoming and dynamic School

We’re recruiting candidates at Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer level to join the School of Business and Economics in the following areas:

Accounting and Finance

Lecturers in Accounting and Finance

The Accounting and Finance academic group has a strong international reputation for its theoretical and applied work in Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Accountability as well as various aspects of Management Accounting. 

Colleagues in the group publish in the leading Finance, Accounting and Management journals as well as engaging with practitioners around policy and impact. The group teaches across all aspects of the Accounting and Finance discipline and is home to a number of popular undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
We welcome applications for a Lecturer in Finance and a Lecturer in Accounting with research and teaching interests within the broad area of these disciplines.  For the Finance post we particularly welcome applicants with experience in Financial Technology and/or Green Finance as we seek to integrate these more in our research and programme portfolio.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Frank Hong Liu, Head of Accounting and Finance.


Lecturer in Economics

The Economics academic group undertakes rigorous and highly relevant research as well as providing high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in economics.

The Economics Group’s research output is focused on academic publications in world-leading scholarly journals which generate significant impact on public policy in all areas of Economics. Our teaching programmes are very highly regarded, being consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK and having experienced a substantial growth in high-quality applications and admissions in recent years.

We are seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer level. We welcome applications in all areas that are aligned with the group’s research interests, although preference may be given to candidates with teaching expertise in Macroeconomics.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Eric Pentecost, Head of Economics.

International Business, Strategy and Innovation

Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in International Business, Strategy and Innovation

The International Business, Strategy and Innovation (IBSI) academic group is committed to the advancement of world-class management scholarship and to the development of ideas that will help managers navigate the challenges of globalisation and the digital economy.

Key research specialisms within the IBSI group include

  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets,
  • Strategy and Performance in Complex Environments,
  • Internationalisation Strategies,
  • Corporate governance,
  • Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship,
  • Digital Innovations and Development,
  • Culture-strategy Nexus in Global Organisations.

The IBSI Group publishes its research regularly in high quality academic journals, and appointees must be able to demonstrate that they are undertaking high quality research.

We are seeking to make appointments at Professorial, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer level. We particularly welcome applications from those with research interests within any of IBSI's research specialisms. Applicants must have a strong record of effective teaching and be able, and willing, to deliver teaching in line with the evolving requirements of the IBSI group.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Nick Hajli, Head of IBSI.

Marketing and Retailing

Reader and Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Retailing

The Marketing and Retailing academic group includes a team of research-oriented individuals with expertise in a number of areas within marketing and retailing. The group publishes high-quality internationally recognised research and is actively involved in research supervision.

We are looking to make an appointment at Reader/Senior Lecturer Level. We welcome applications from candidates with a strong research reputation, extensive teaching experience along with administrative and leadership experience. We particularly seek candidates that have experience in teaching subjects such as digital marketing, international marketing, marketing research, branding and/or consumer behaviour, but who are also willing to deliver teaching in line with the evolving needs of the marketing and retailing group.

For further information about the role please contact Professor Nina Michaelidou, Head of the Marketing and Retailing Group.

Work and Organisation

Professor in Work and Organisation

The Work and Organisation academic group brings together academics from a number of different disciplines to conduct research and contribute to practice across diverse issues in the management of people and organisations.

Members of the group carry out distinctive work across many contemporary topics of importance to work, employment, organisations and society.

These include:

  • organisational and work psychology,
  • leadership,
  • workplace equalities,
  • career management,
  • work-related health and well-being,
  • the sociology of work,
  • technology, and organisations,
  • issues in international labour and employment.

The group also leads British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited programmes in Work Psychology and a CIPD accredited MSc in Human Resource Management.

We are seeking candidates at Professor level from Organisational Behaviour and/or Human Resource Management.  We are looking for candidates with a strong research reputation, extensive teaching experience along with administrative and leadership experience, particularly in the area of Work Psychology, Organisational Behaviour and/or HRM.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Christine Coupland, Academic Lead for Staff Development.

Apply now

Apply now for Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles in the School of Business and Economics. The closing date for applications is 27 November 2022.

Professor Reader Senior Lecturer Lecturer

The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Informal enquiries

For informal enquiries in relation to the research areas or the School, please contact:

Accounting and Finance

Professor Frank Hong Liu Head of Accounting and Finance


Professor Eric Pentecost Head of Economics

International Business, Strategy and Innovation

Professor Nick Hajli Head of International Business, Strategy and Innovation

Marketing and Retailing

Professor Nina Michaelidou Head of the Marketing and Retailing Group

Work and Organisation

Professor Christine Coupland Academic Lead for Staff Development