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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Professor/ Chair in Management Science, LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, UK

We seek to appoint an established professor with a track record of internationally excellent 
research and proven teaching skills in an area that complements or overlaps with the current 
interests of the Department of Management Science. We are interested in candidates with expertise 
in any of: information systems, operations management and operational research. A competitive 
salary will be paid.

The Department employs about 30 established academic staff, plus research staff. It is the lead 
institution for NATCOR, the National Training Centre for Doctoral Studies in OR; is the admin 
base for the ESPRC-funded LANCS Initiative; and collaborates closely with other departments at 
Lancaster in the STOR-i and HighWire Doctoral Training Centres. The further details, available 
at the URL below, describe the Departments current activities.

Candidates should have a relevant PhD, evidence of research leadership, a publication record that 
demonstrates international excellence and demonstrable ability to perform at the highest level. 
Members of the Department are encouraged to engage with external organisations as well as 
conducting academic research.

Informal enquiries to:
Professor Mike Pidd
Head of The Department of Management Science
tel: +44 (0)1524 593870

To apply online and for further information, please visit the HR website, and continue to Ref:A368 (or alternatively follow the 
direct link:

Closing Date: March 23rd.

Lancaster University is approaching its 50th anniversary with a world-class reputation as a centre 
for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. Currently ranked as a top 10 UK university
 and in the top 125 universities in the world, Lancaster continues to sustain its reputation for 
teaching and research excellence both nationally and internationally. Lancaster University 
Management School (LUMS) is a high ranking global management school with ambitious growth plans. 
We are consistently ranked in the top research-led schools in Europe, the most recent Financial 
Times Global MBA rankings placed LUMS within the top-25 business schools in the world, and LUMS
has topped the UK research rankings in business and management for nearly two decades. LUMS is 
triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), and we have excellent links with business. 95% of our 
research is of international standing (RAE, 2008). We are seeking to recruit world-leading 
researchers and teachers who wish to join our large and dynamic academic community to enhance our 
global reputation. 

Lancaster is investing in academic posts in support of our continued research excellence, delivery 
of high quality programmes and development of strong international alliances.  For further 
information about Lancaster University Management School and its constituent departments, 
institutes and centres, please visit our website at: For information 
on the department please visit