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Presidential Research Fellowship: International Business and Comparative Business Systems
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-12991

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/12/2018

Salary: £40,792 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: -

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: An initial four-year Fellowship leading to a permanent and appropriate academic contract (subject to satisfactory performance)

School / Directorate: Alliance Manchester Business School

These Fellowships are for four years, and subject to satisfactory performance Fellows will then transfer to a permanent and appropriate academic contract.  

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you will recognise that securing a Presidential Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you will receive generous research support funds and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year.  Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship.  You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Research Fellow, you will be part of our exciting expansion of research in the fields of international business and comparative business systems. Based in the People Management and Organisations Division of Alliance Manchester Business School, you will join a community of internationally renowned researchers in the field of comparative and international business. Your research will complement their existing areas of focus, which currently include global sustainable strategies, capability development of multinational enterprises, institutions and innovation, the comparative institutional analysis of markets, Asian business systems, emerging market multinationals, corporate social responsibility, inclusive global supply chains, social international entrepreneurship, and multinationals and human rights development.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You will have a growing reputation in research, evidenced by an emerging portfolio of internationally recognised publications. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own research funding will be key to your success.

The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality.  Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Axele Giroud


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Whilst we have defined these areas in which we are particularly interested, we are keen to hear from high quality applicants with expertise relevant to any area of the Business School


The closing date for this job has now passed.