Dean of Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences

Bradford, West Yorkshire
Competitive salary dependent on experience
Thursday, 17 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 4 July 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Bradford is an ambitious and impactful university with a deep commitment to driving sustainable social and economic value through outstanding teaching, research and innovation. We are proud of our high-quality educational offering, our reputation for research excellence, and our regional, national and international footprint and community. Our vision is to impact global societal challenges by Making Knowledge Work through world-class interdisciplinary teaching and research that cultivates talented, versatile, job-ready graduates within a distinctive student community that has the knowledge and skills to make a difference.

The Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences brings together key areas of the contemporary business world. Our School of Management holds the Triple Crown of accreditations which places us in an elite group of Business Schools, and one of a select few Rotary Peace Centre's in the world. We are home to a vibrant and growing School of Law, and our School of Social Sciences offers a diverse range of subject areas. We provide engaging and innovative teaching and learning which instils an ethos of responsible leadership and citizenship. We produce and disseminate applied, highly relevant research which makes a tangible difference to the world.

It is within this context that we seek to appoint to the role of Dean of the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences. Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Quality and Innovation), the postholder will provide inspirational, innovative and enterprising academic leadership to ensure that the Faculty achieves the highest academic standards and supports the achievement of the University’s mission, vision, and overall objectives. The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of relevant professions and excellent leadership capability alongside a demonstrable track record of successful strategic delivery. They will be an inclusive leader, committed to the values of the University of Bradford, and possess the personal and diplomatic skills required to be an exceptional ambassador for the institution, with proven experience of working effectively with key business partners that reflect the diverse subject areas covered by the Faculty.

The University of Bradford is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We value diverse thought, contribution, and lived experiences, we harness our collective power as an inclusive community in our pursuit of excellence. We were named 'University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2019/20' by The Times and Sunday Times and have recently been ranked #1 in the English Social Mobility Index. We are proud of and value our diverse and inclusive community and welcome applications from all members of society. 

Please refer to the attached document for further information.  For any enquiries prior to application, please contact in the first instance Gary McFarlane, Deputy Director of People and Campus Services, at

Interviews to be held on 12 August 2021