Head of Department for People & Organisations

Bournemouth, Dorset
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
14 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Department for People & Organisations
Ref: FOM141

Starting salary from £58,089- £61,618 per annum with further progression opportunities to £71,437  

Professorial appointment may be available for suitable candidates- Starting salary from £63,153 to £69,695 per annum with further progression opportunities to £86,512 

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.  

The Faculty of Management is a vibrant and innovative environment containing four academic departments: People & Organisations; Marketing, Strategy & Innovation; Accounting, Finance and Economics; and, Sport and Event Management, a number of research centres; including Disaster Management; the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre; the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research, and the AACSB accredited Business School. We are investing in some exciting new positions to further align our teaching and research portfolio toward BU’s 2025 strategic plan, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and AACSB’s future vision, and to position the faculty as a driver of social and economic change.

We are looking for a Head of Department of People and Organisations who will drive performance and resilience, further develop and build critical mass, and deliver on the primary indicators of the BU2025 strategy – inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.

The Department of People & Organisations brings together academic leadership and strengths that provide for interdisciplinary teams and capacity in focussed areas of work. There exist strong research leadership and concentrations in: HR/Organisational Behaviour and Management; critical leadership research; project management; CSR; sustainability; identity; (gendered, racialised) inequalities in employment/organisations; and, operations. The department is home to undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in business management, organisational behaviour, human resource management, project management, international management and hospitality. 

We require a Head of Department with a strong future vision for the department and who will enable the department to grow education provision, research programmes; through the further development of capacity and critical mass in focussed areas, enhance professional practice and with it secure societal impact. 

Further, the Head of Department will be expected to ensure alignment to the future vision of BU, ensure staff are leaders in their disciplines and professions, and create an environment that enables the success of high performing teams. You will be supported in your role by Deputy Heads of Department.

A bespoke and comprehensive programme of development and support will be available for successful appointees. The programme will be framed in the context of the University’s strategic plan, BU2025.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or equivalent in a relevant field. You will have demonstrated global research leadership and you will be committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Tuesday 14 May 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 4 July 2019