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Reader/Professor in Consumer Behaviour - QMUL24817

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £55,840 - £62,415 per annum inclusive of London allowance for a Reader, or off scale for a Professor
Reference: QMUL24817
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 16-Apr-2021
Closing date: 14-May-2021

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About the Role

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher and teacher to a Readership or Professorship in Consumer Behaviour (Teaching & Research). This post offers an opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of marketing research and teaching in a rapidly growing and distinctive business and management school.

About You

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the capacity to research and publish at a world-leading level. The successful applicant will be a recognised leader in the field of consumer behaviour and be expected to have a strong and sustained publication record. Applicants should have a completed doctorate. The Reader/Professor will make significant contributions to the intellectual life of the School of Business and Management and the Department of Marketing. They will lead their research group by example, providing direction that will enable its success, deliver high quality teaching which enhances student experience, as well as contributing as a senior academic to the wider achievements of the School and Department. The post-holder will achieve this by:

  • Making important research contributions to the field;
  • Advancing the subject or profession through publications, creative works or other forms of scholarship or performance;
  • Delivering high quality teaching including making innovations in key aspects of teaching and learning;
  • Contributing to the administration of research, teaching and other university activities;
  • Guiding and developing grant proposals;
  • Maximising opportunities for public engagement in the subject.

The School is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching, research and administrative skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the consumer behaviour teaching on our MSc and undergraduate programmes. We will consider applications from any area of consumer behaviour and consumer psychology. Applicants will be expected to show how their research interests complement those within the School and how they can contribute to the development of marketing programmes within the department of marketing.

About the School of Business and Management, and the Department of Marketing

The School of Business and Management is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have 85 academic staff. We have over 1600 undergraduate business studies students plus approximately 600 students taking business in combination with other degree subjects within QMUL. At the post-graduate level we have approximately 600 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 70 doctoral students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship, and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

The Department of Marketing at the School of Business and Management is research-led, and our academics publish in journals such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of International Marketing, or Long Range Planning. We focus on excellence in teaching and have our own BSc in Marketing and Management (around 75 students yearly), as well as an MSc in Marketing (around 200 students yearly).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we have fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it is simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form (see also our QMUL 2030 Strategy).

QMUL was placed 9th in the UK among multi-faculty institutions in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. It is the fourth largest college in the University of London and is growing rapidly. QMUL is a highly internationalised university, but with deep roots and continuing engagement with East London communities.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time, permanent appointment with an expected start date of 1st September 2021. The starting salary will be in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 per annum inclusive of London allowance in the case of a Readership, or off scale in the case of a Professorship.

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • a statement as to whether you are applying for a Readership or a Professorship,
  • a focused CV of no more than fifteen pages, to include up to one page of evidence of teaching quality (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition),
  • a brief (one page) outline of your research plans for the next three years.

As part of the selection process, you will be asked to present to members of the Department of Marketing on your research and teaching. Please do not send research papers or evidence of qualifications with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Enquiries can be addressed to:

Professor Stephan Henneberg, Head of Marketing Department and Chair Professor of Marketing and Strategy:

Information about the School can be found at:, and about the Department of Marketing at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 14 May 2021

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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