Executive Dean of Business

Chester, Cheshire (GB)
Monday, 14 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 15 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Chester
Executive Dean of Business

The University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education providers in England. We are rooted in the communities we serve and are proud of the care we take in preparing students for a full and valuable role in society. Since gaining University status in 2005, the institution has seen significant investment and expansion, with provision of a diverse and innovative curriculum to more than 20,000 students, across nine distinctive locations, including Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury. We are recognised for our excellence in learning and teaching, as evidenced by our TEF Silver Award, and have a demonstrable commitment to widening participation, impactful research, and strong private and public sector collaborations.  

With the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eunice Simmons, the University has re-affirmed its commitment to excellence and is now seeking to appoint a new Executive Dean of Business to lead a step-change in the evolution of Chester Business School. Housed within world-class facilities, the School, shortlisted by the Times Higher Education for Business School of the Year 2018, offers outstanding teaching and research with real societal impact. High student satisfaction and graduate employability rates, underpinned by growing links with industry, also reflect the School’s focus on preparing students to be the business-ready graduates of the future.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Executive Dean will be responsible for shaping the School’s new strategic ambitions and overseeing all aspects of financial and performance management during a period of unprecedented change for the higher education sector. An outstanding leader and first-class communicator, the new postholder will also strengthen the School’s commitment to sustainability and to partnership working across academic and commercial stakeholders; enhancing its brand, reach and reputation on a regional, national and international basis.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/74414 

Closing date: Friday 15th November 2019