Job: University of Cambridge


Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) or Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Marketing

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Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) or Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Marketing

The Strategy and Marketing Group at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge seeks a research scholar in marketing at Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) or Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level.

The Judge Business School is a world-class business school at the heart of the University of Cambridge ( The school offers predominantly postgraduate degrees in management, finance, technology policy, and its full-time MBA programme is currently ranked as 10th in the world by the Financial Times. The department enjoys frequent visits from world class scholars. Cambridge’s location in close proximity to London and at the centre of ‘Silicon Fen’, Europe’s fastest growing technology-based industrial centres, gives scholars unprecedented access to large multinationals and to hundreds of smaller entrepreneurial organisations in emerging industries. In addition, the interdisciplinarity that characterizes research at Cambridge ensures faculty contact across a wide range of departments and expertise, thus promoting cross-fertilisation of ideas.

The Group

The group consists of predominantly young, enthusiastic, and motivated scholars in marketing, strategy, organization theory and international business. Group members publish in leading international journals across areas as diverse as strategic alliances, product innovation and diffusion, institutional theory, doing business in China, corporate reputation, and customer service quality.

The group is international with members from China, France, Greece, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Members have extensive research networks with academics from other leading institutions throughout North America and the rest of the world.

The Person and Role

The successful candidate will have (or be close to finishing) a PhD in marketing, demonstrated evidence of research excellence, and the potential to publish in the best journals in the field.

They will be expected to contribute to teaching courses in Marketing as required in undergraduate, MPhil, MBA and PhD programmes. Project administration and dissertation supervision is also expected. The teaching load of lecturers at Judge Business School tends to be light (typically a 1/1 load or 70 hours of formal classroom contact or equivalent per annum). This allows faculty to spend the majority of their time on research. All lecturers are expected to carry out some (not too onerous) administrative duties in due course.

Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, the appointment will be made at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level.

In addition to competitive salaries, Cambridge University offers a number of employee benefits, for example, family-friendly benefits, financial benefits, staff discounts, and opportunities for personal and professional development. For details see Further, there are no limits to the amount of outside work which may be undertaken – except, of course, that any such outside commitments must not interfere with the Lecturer’s performance in his/her academic work. There is an entitlement to sabbatical leave, accumulated on the basis of one term’s leave for every six terms in office.

Appointment will be from as soon as possible thereafter.

Application Arrangements:

Further Particulars and an application form are available from
Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Professor Jaideep Prabhu as Head of the Strategy and Marketing Group, by email at or phone on +44 (0)1223 765468 or to Professor Arnoud De Meyer, as Director of Judge Business School, at or phone on +44 (0)1223 339590. Please do not send formal applications to either of these individuals.

To apply please email the following documents to to arrive no later than December 20 2008.

  • Completed application form.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Covering letter explaining your interest in the post.
  • A one-page statement specifying research interests and future plans.
  • Evidence of teaching performance.
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Slip

Three references will be required, and applicants are asked to forward a copy of the reference request letter and of the Further Particulars to each of their referees, requesting that they send their reference direct to Anne Pollintine, HR Manager, to reach her by no later than December 20 2008.