Dean of Kent Business School

Canterbury, Kent (GB)
13 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean of Kent Business School
Salary: Competitive (on professional and management scales) 
Location: Multi-campus (Canterbury and Medway)

The University of Kent is looking for an experienced, inspiring and engaging individual to lead the Kent Business School (KBS) through its next phase of development.  The successful candidate will, as Dean, join a transformed executive leadership team within the University and be involved in shaping the University’s wider strategic development. 

The University of Kent is undergoing an exciting period of change to raise its profile and deliver an ambitious Kent 2025 strategy. We are building on our world-class teaching and research reputation to become a leading civic university, supported by progressive programmes that put us at the heart of public and intellectual life.  

KBS remains a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and accredited by AACSB. With delivery taking place across two campuses, in Medway and Canterbury, KBS has over 130 staff and 2,300 students and remains committed to delivering a civic mission alongside high-quality learning, teaching and world class research. 

As Dean, you'll be responsible for the continued development, growth and financial sustainability of the Business School whilst enhancing the quality of provision to students. You’ll be an engaging and consensus-building leader, with outstanding academic credentials, a track record of successful leadership, a proven capability for strategic thinking and the ability to inspire and motivate others. 

Further information about this role is available from our trusted recruitment partner at Wickland Westcott. For a recruitment pack or an informal conversation, then please contact Professor Allan Howells on 01625 508 100 or  

To apply, you will need to submit a full academic CV (detailing career and achievements) and a covering letter of no more than two A4 pages that addresses your motivation and suitability for the role. Application need to be uploaded via the following link KBS-Dean-8868

The closing date for this exciting opportunity is 23:00 GMT Thursday 5th September 2019. 

We actively promote equal opportunity in education and employment and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.