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  • Ref no: GCU00634
  • Published: 1/2/19
  • Closes: 3/3/19
  • Location: London Campus, 40 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, E1 6PX
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


This full time/open ended opportunity based at GCU London. 

Proposed interview date 22 March 2019

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) 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 in 2010 and is a 4th School of GCU 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 Fashion 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 is a Professorial role and will contribute to the strategic academic development of by providing leadership for the development and delivery of research primarily in the area of the business 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.

The successful candidate will be a creative and experienced research leader who will join our senior team as the Professor in Marketing and Sustainability to support all programmes in the portfolio.  It is likely that candidates will have a track record in retailing (including consumption) or branding or communication.  In addition experience and expertise in the digital /online domain arena would be of particular relevance to this role.

Candidates must demonstrate a 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 also focus on creating internationally esteemed 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 research will be where possible aligned to fashion sustainability and fair trade.

We will be looking for candidates to demonstrate how they have or would be able to conceive and implement a number of key enabling research, income generation and outreach approaches to support the delivery of the University’s Strategy.   This will mean leading research development and immersing yourself and deliver on the tactics and the details to deliver University Strategic Indicators and targets.

Working collaboratively across our campuses in Glasgow and New York, this role will stimulate synergies between the Schools around research focus, impact, return on investment, outreach and promote the GCU brand.

For an informal discussion or if you have specific questions regarding this role please contact Professor Antony Morgan, Dean and Professor in Public Health, GCU London at  T: +44 141 273 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

Please note previous applicants need not apply.