Professor of International Business

University of Leeds Department of International Business

Professor of International Business

Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience? Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior leadership position?

The International Business (IB) Department at the University of Leeds is looking for an enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Professor of International Business. The Department is home to the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL), one of the world's premier scholarly centres for international business and at the forefront of academia and practice. Its international standing is evidenced by several Fellowships of the Academy of International Business, and six medals of achievement from the Journal of International Business Studies. The research strategy of the Department is based on teamwork and co-authorship, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the IB field.

Research development is divided into four main thematic areas: 1. The determinants and impact of foreign direct investment (FDI); 2. The strategy of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs), MNEs impact on home and host country productivity and competitiveness; 3. Global innovation, international entrepreneurship, digital economy, born global firms, internationalization and performance of SMEs; 4. Global and grand challenges, sustainable practices of MNEs, international migration, global value chains, and global health; 5. Cross-cultural management, diversity, and inclusion, MNE and local governance.

With its strong and experienced membership, the IB Department is the world-leading group in international business research and education, and your leadership will play a vital role in continuing and developing this tradition.

Leeds University Business School is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching and its research. Our work covers the full spectrum of business disciplines, teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral students and creating new knowledge through research. We place a premium on international levels of scholarship and research excellence.

International business and management is a major strength in the School and you will be expected to help enhance our international reputation with your research expertise, skills and capabilities. Delivering top-quality research outputs that contribute to impact and innovation, you will help us to increase our already-significant international presence and be a key player in our mission to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally, through leadership in research and teaching.

You will have a sustained track record of integrating research with teaching and learning to deliver an excellent student experience, along with sustained delivery of ambitious and imaginative academic leadership. With the ability to forge strong partnerships across subject areas and disciplines, you will have excellent organisational, collaborative and communication skills. We are particularly interested in candidates specialising in the areas of International Management, International Entrepreneurship, MNE Subsidiaries, Global Value Chains and Global Leadership, globalisation and digitalisation, Migration, remittances, global health and sustainability.

To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Chris Pitelis, Head of International Business Division and Professor of International Business and Sustainable Competitiveness


Professor Aida Harjo, Director, CIBUL and Chair in International Business

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Business
School/Institute: Department of International Business
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 10
Salary: Competitive Salary
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Tuesday 07 February 2023
Closing Date: Friday 31 March 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: LUBSC1673