Professor in Marketing & Business Sustainability

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Location: Glasgow
  • £70,000 to £71,000 per annum, Senior Management
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: GCU00563


This full time/open ended opportunity will be based at GCU London


Interviews for this role will take place at GCU London on Friday 30 November 2018


Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.


GCU London is a professional postgraduate university campus of GCU. It is located in an ultra-modern environment in the heart of London. Situated in Spitalfields, GCU London is in proximity to the capitals globally recognised financial and fashion industries. We are also located right next door to the Local Borough of Tower Hamlets.


GCU London was established as a 4th School of GCU in 2015 and as such is an integral part of the wider University for the Common Good. It comprises the well-established British School of Fashion and the emerging British School of Management. Together they form GCU London – a ‘Hub for Responsible Enterprise’. This forms the identity of GCU London. The Hub is underpinned by 3 interlocking themes: interdisciplinary innovation; robust research underpinnings; and a strong collaborative industry focus.


The current portfolio includes the suite associated with the British School of Management including the flagship MBA in Luxury Brand Management as well as MSc programmes in Luxury Brand Marketing, Fashion Business Creation and Fashion & Lifestyle Marketing. The complementary suite associated with the School of Management comprises the flagship Global MBA as well MSc programmes in International Management and Business Development, Global Marketing, Public Health, Risk Management, International Banking and Finance.

GCU London is seeking to appoint an energetic and inventive individual with a bold and forward thinking vision for leading and promoting research and public engagement in fashion. This Professorial role will contribute to the strategic academic development of GCU London by providing leadership for the development and delivery of research primarily in the area of fashion and associated industries but also to enhance the research capability of the whole GCU London portfolio. The role requires someone who understands cross-disciplinary work on sustainability in different segments of the marketplace from fashion to health.


We are seeking a self-motivated, dynamic, creative and experienced research leader to join our senior team as the Professor in Marketing and Sustainability Development to support all programmes in the portfolio. It is likely that the candidate will have a track record in retailing (including consumption) or branding or communication. In addition candidates with experience and expertise in the digital /online domain would be of particular relevance to the requirements of the role.


The person should have a proven track record of obtaining funding, either through research funding bodies or KTPs or other commercial endeavours. The role is expected to work closely with those that have industry expertise so that our understanding of the processes involved in revenue generation is enhanced.


The role will continue to create internationally acclaimed research, set forward thinking agendas and contribute to policy in government, business and public arenas and pioneer world relevant curriculum for our programmes. In line with the commitment to the common good your research should ideally be aligned to fashion sustainability and fair trade.


You must be able to conceive and implement a number of key enabling research, income generation and outreach strategies to support the delivery of the University’s Strategy. You will lead research development but must also be able to immerse yourself and deliver on the tactics and the details to deliver University Strategic Indicators and targets.


Working collaboratively across campuses, you will stimulate synergies between the Schools around research focus, impact, return on investment, outreach and promote the GCU brand.


Further details on this post are available by contacting Professor Antony Morgan, at or on 0141 273 1812.


As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.


Applications must be made online at

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