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 high-quality management education and research that is tailored to the demands of today’s business environment. The School is triple accredited (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB) and it is consistently rated as one of the UK’s top-ten business schools in national league tables. This leading position is built and developed around a vibrant international community that provides an excellent environment for progressing an academic career.

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

Accounting and Finance

Research in the Accounting and Finance (AF) Group covers four main areas: Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Financial and Management Accounting, and Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Our overriding objective is to produce research that is rigorous but also relevant to contemporary accounting and finance issues and debates. We offer the highest quality teaching in Accounting and Finance at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our programmes are very highly regarded, being consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK.

We particularly welcome applications from Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level candidates in this area.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Huainan Zhao, Head of Discipline Group. 

Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

The HRMOB 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 organizations. Members of the group carry out distinctive work across many contemporary topics of importance to work, employment, organisations and society. These include: organisational psychology, working identities and workplace equalities, career management, work-related health and well-being, the sociology of work, technology, and organisations, and issues in international labour and employment. The group also leads British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited programmes in psychology and a CIPD accredited MSc in Human Resource Management.

We particularly welcome applications from those with interests in occupational/industrial/organisational psychology and human resource management theory and practice.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Catherine Casey, Head of Discipline Group at 01509 222432.

International Business, Strategy and Innovation

The International Business, Strategy and Innovation (IBSI) 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 areas of specialism within the IBSI group include Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets, Strategy and Performance in Complex Environments, Internationalisation Strategies, Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovations and Development and Culture-strategy Nexus in Global Organisations. The IBSI Group publishes its research regularly in high quality academic journals, and the appointee must be able to demonstrate that they are undertaking high quality research.

We particularly welcome applications from those with research interests within the international business field but we will also consider applications that are within the group’s other key specialisms. Applicants must have a strong record of effective student teaching and be able, and willing, to deliver teaching in line with the evolving requirements of the IBSI group. Applicants must have a successful record of academic leadership and experience in external research leadership roles.

We particularly welcome applications from Reader and Professorial level candidates in this area.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ian Hodgkinson, Head of Discipline Group.

Management Science and Operations

The Management Science and Operations Group is one of the six research active discipline groups based in the School, with a very strong international reputation for its theoretical and applied work in management science, operations research, operations management and logistics. The group is composed by 18 members with expertise in optimisation, decision analysis, efficiency analysis, simulation, revenue management, risk analysis, business statistics, forecasting, and problem solving.

We welcome applications from candidates whose academic interests would enrich or complement our existing profile. We particularly encourage applications from those with research interests in business analytics, statistical machine learning and data mining.

We particularly welcome applications from Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level candidates in this area.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Victor Podinovski, Head of Discipline Group.

We are not currently looking for applications in other areas, however please keep an eye out in the future for opportunities.

Apply now

Follow the links below to apply for Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles in the School of Business and Economics.

Professor Reader Senior Lecturer Lecturer

About the School

Advancing knowledge, transforming students and impacting practice are central to our ethos here at the School of Business and Economics. We advance knowledge through world-leading research; we transform students by providing them outstanding support and a dynamic and innovative learning environment; and we impact practice through collaborative engagement with organisations and individuals across the sectors.

Our vision for the School is of creating an internationally recognised community of learning, of knowledge creation and of practice, which prepares individuals and organisations for the challenges and opportunities of the global economy of the 21st century. It is a vision that is anchored in our longstanding values of intellectual excellence, innovation and relevance but which equally looks forward and embraces the expectations and ambitions of contemporary society.