Associate Professor in Marketing

Job Description & Qualification

Background to the Post:
Standard Duties of the Posts:
Successful candidates will:
1. Be willing and able to teach in the areas of business studies generally and in all areas of marketing at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels as well as executive education.
2. Develop learning environments that are consistent with modern teaching and learning practices and that are flexible, student-centered and accessible, utilising appropriate technology.
3. Contribute to building an active individual and collaborative international research record, including PhD supervision, publication and the generation of external research income.
4. Participate with colleagues in developing and maintaining links and partnerships with industry and the wider community both nationally and internationally.
5. Undertake appropriate administrative/managerial activities and tasks that support the Trinity Business School and the wider Trinity community.
Person Specification for Associate Professor
The ideal candidate will have the following:

The person appointed to the post will have:
• A Ph.D. in an area of Marketing, in particular: strategic marketing, data analytics, predictive analytics, big data management, digital and mobile marketing, e-CRM, digital business model, or online consumer behavior.
• Industry expertise could be an advantage.

Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable) Teaching:
• An experienced academic with an on-going programme of scholarly activities – Essential.
• Operating independently and as a senior member of teaching teams – Essential.
• Has developed successful teaching programmes and introduced innovations of significance in existing programmes – Essential.
• Has a demonstrable commitment to enhancing the teaching quality in his/her field – Essential.
• Has experience of supervising research students – Essential.
• Experience of designing and monitoring undergraduate / postgraduate research projects – Essential.
• Familiarity with working in an interdisciplinary environment; a candidate must be able to and willing to teach topics at undergraduate level that lie outside their immediate area of specialisation – Essential.
• Significant experience in lecturing at university level – Essential.
• Proven experience in designing, planning and implementing academic programmes for professional learning - Desirable.
• Evidence of a personal contribution and commitment to excellence in teaching- Essential.
• Proven experience of facilitating seminars, presentations and workshops – Essential.
• Evidence of a personal contribution and commitment to excellence in teaching - Essential.
• Experience in curriculum design, examinations and course administration - Desirable.

Experience of using new teaching media - Desirable. Research:
• A minimum of at least six Chartered Association of Business Schools 3 star publications – Essential.
• The successful candidate will have developed a research programme of significance and hold a record of research leading to published work - Essential.
• Has begun to develop an international reputation for research excellence. This will be best indicated by publications in international refereed journals – Essential.
• Plays a key role in the development of inter-institutional research collaborations, national and/or international – Essential.
• Has a track record of success in research grant applications, in line with opportunities available and can provide evidence that s/he is continuing on a trajectory of research excellence – Essential.
• Demonstrate clear evidence of sustained research output and impact – Essential.
• Ability to secure research funding and to attract and develop postgraduate students – Essential.
• Ability to supervise dissertations through to a successful outcome – Essential.
• Knowledge of recent research in the relevant areas - Essential.
• Candidates will be expected to have presented research at international conferences and to be members of relevant learned societies – Essential.
• Capacity to work as part of a team - Essential.
• At Associate Professor Level candidates will ideally hold a portfolio of research in the FT50 preferred journals list as well as ABS 3 & 4 star publications. – Desirable.

Service to the University / Administration:
• The successful candidate will be expected to participate in discipline administration including Admissions, Student Recruitment, Examinations, Course Leadership and Student Attendance – Essential.
• Proven track record in organisation and administration including leading and working collaboratively with other colleagues as part of a course team - Essential.
A commitment to student care - Essential.
• A commitment to professional development - Essential.
• Good organisational skills are required, including an ability to meet deadlines - Essential.

Experience in engagement with Discipline/ Society:
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate significant engagement with the School/ Society and show strong contribution on outreach activities that include the following:
• May have or be expected to undertake leadership positions at Discipline, School, Faculty or University level – Essential.
• Shows significant contribution to their current School, University, Field – Essential.
• External examining – desirable.
• Invited appearances before academic or public audiences - Essential.
• Service to the intellectual infrastructure of the discipline or field of study (editing research journals, conference proceedings, other scholarly publications, websites, refereeing submitted materials) – Essential.
• Contribution to academic and professional bodies – Desirable.
• Contribution to national and international bodies – Desirable.
• Societal engagement relevant to the University’s mission statement – Desirable.
• Organisation of workshops, seminars, conferences or other collaborative intellectual activity - Desirable.
• Pro bono consultancies resulting in publication - Desirable.
• Professional advice to government and public organisations – Desirable.

Candidates should submit by e-Recruitment:
• Cover letter stating why they wish to apply for the post.
• Full curriculum vitae to include a list of publications and the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses if possible).
Publications to be listed according to their Chartered ABS rankings i.e. list highest ABS ranked journals first stating the ranking beside each publication e.g. ABS3, ABS2 or nonABS. Publications in the FT50 listed should also be noted as such.
• Research plan (summarising research to be carried out in the next two years and including details for funding to be sought – maximum of 2 pages).
• Teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – maximum of 2 pages).

• Candidates who do not submit the information specified via e–recruitment will not be considered for shortlisting.
• Applications are only accepted via
• Applications sent after the closing date or time will not be considered for shortlisting.

Application Procedure

Selected candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday the 15th of May 2019 so interested candidates will need to reserve this day for attendance at the interview in Dublin.

About the Organization

Position Summary:
Trinity Business School is in the midst of a transformative high growth strategy. It is currently one of the fastest growing Business Schools in the Developed World. It is AMBA accredited and recently was awarded EQUIS accreditation placing it amongst the top 2 per cent of business schools in the World. It is engaged in significant levels of recruitment of faculty and professional staff plus investing €80 million in a new state of the art building on campus at the heart of Dublin City. The School is implementing extensive innovation in both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as in a new portfolio of executive education. All of these activities are delivering impactful programmes which are underpinned by personal development, ethical values, rigorous research and cutting-edge expertise from industry. The mission is to build upon Trinity Business School’s niche high quality education offering and develop a full portfolio of activities commensurate with a leading international business school. Marketing is a key element necessary to achieve this mission. The school has recently launched the M.Sc. in Digital Marketing Strategy, complementing its MSc in Marketing. These programs attract talented individuals from all over the World (80% of our students in Marketing/ Digital Marketing are international), and both heavily feature digital themes, the latter offering further specialization. Modules include: Data Analytics, Digital Strategy
Implementation, Digital Communication, Sciences and Technology, Digital Design and User
Experience, Brand Management, Consumer Behavior, Social Media Marketing, Digital Business Model and E-commerce. The Associate Professor in Marketing would be expected to have sufficient expertise to be able to cover teaching (undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education) in marketing generally (including strategic marketing) as well as digital and data-based marketing.

The School intends to hire a research-active academic who at Associate Professor level will have a minimum of six publications ranked by the Chartered Association of Business School at least at level 3 (ABS 3 star). Applicants with publications in the FT list of preferred management research journals are particularly welcome.

Trinity Business School delivers cutting-edge education at all degree levels. It has also launched some very successful executive education degree programmes with ambitions for further expansion. Therefore, we are seeking to hire a professor who is motivated and passionate about their teaching and ultimately its impact on the careers of students, managers and organisations. Trinity has an internationally competitive workload model which includes generous time for research. It is important to say that we are not looking for a professor whose career aspiration is to only focus on research to the point of seeking to disengage from teaching and students. Instead, we want to hire a professor who will secure high course evaluation ratings and who will want to play an active role in developing leading education programmes and experiences for students, executives and entrepreneurs.

The ideal candidate(s) for the post(s) will have a relevant PhD, high quality research publications and will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and administration, consistent with the demands of modern business education. Beyond these criteria, industry expertise and/or a professional qualification will be an advantage.

Candidates should have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Informal enquiries can be made to:
Professor Laurent Muzellec ( /+353 1896 3775), , Professor Radu Dimitriu / +353 (0)1 896 8227 or to Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of the Trinity Business School by e-mail: and phone +353-1-896-3133

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Job ID

ID: J4973