Dean of School of Business

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.  With 4,000 staff and 20,000 students representing 115 nationalities, we have a truly global outlook; undertaking world-class research that saves, improves and enriches lives, our efforts in discovery benefit from the rich diversity and talent of our University community.  This spirit of discovery underpins our transformative teaching and we are proud of our strong reputation of widening participation. We are about to embark on a multi-million-pound programme of investment in our infrastructure to modernise the campus and transform the learning and living environment for both students and staff.

The University of Leicester Business School is within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and comprises of over 160 academic staff, 4,700 students and c. £40 million turnover; it makes a substantial and important contribution to the College and to the University. The School was formed on 1 August 2016 from the previous Schools of Economics and Management; the Business School is a global academy for leaders, innovators and change-makers.  The School has a track record for developing innovative and relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has established itself as one of the largest providers of distance learning programmes in the UK, teaching thousands of students from all over the world.

The School has moved to its own dedicated site to be the School of Business at Brookfield, a short walk from the main campus and with strong ties to the College and central University. The new site provides the capability to allow the school to grow and operate in attractive, stimulating surroundings.

The newly appointed Dean will work with the Business School academics, professional staff and students to develop the future priorities of the School, providing leadership, direction and management to the School, and as a member of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities’ leadership team.

This is a high profile and pivotal appointment for the institution and an exciting prospect for an experienced academic with outstanding leadership credentials. You will be an accomplished communicator who can lead, inspire and motivate colleagues across the School and crucially you must be capable of leading change and delivering against the strategic priorities of the University. You will be committed to enhancing the student experience and improving the working environment for staff, ensuring academic excellence, in all its forms, across the School.

This role presents an exceptional opportunity to make a real impact to a vital and ambitious university, to grow and enhance the reputation of the University of Leicester Business School, regionally, nationally and internationally, and thus play a major role in delivering the University’s enduring success.

If you have the skills and vision we require, complete your application and upload it to quoting reference 3876. Applications close at noon GMT on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the role.

At the University of Leicester, our students reflect the rich diversity of the community in which we are based. Our strong values of inclusivity and equality support our efforts to attract a diverse range of high quality staff and students and identify our University as a progressive and innovative workplace that mainstreams equality, diversity and inclusion. By developing and implementing policies and systems that challenge stereotypes across all aspects of our work, we have a culture that recognises and values the diverse contributions of our staff which benefits everyone and we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer.