PVC & Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
27 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2021
Academic Discipline
Business & Economics, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Birmingham City University PVC & Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Birmingham City University (BCU) has a deserved reputation as a vibrant, ambitious and successful institution. With over 26,800 students from c.100 countries, 3,250 staff, and an annual income of c£256m, BCU is an ambitious, exciting, and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities (including a recent £350m investment in our estate), first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. Located in the heart of a vibrant Birmingham, the university has a long history in the city, and its mission and values reflect its heritage - we are the University for the City.

Our new 2025 strategy re-imagines what a university can be post the pandemic and outlines the bold and distinctive steps we are taking to drive a renewed commitment to academic excellence and to work in partnership with our communities helping them to meet their aspirations for themselves and for their families

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, the PVC & Executive Dean is a key academic leadership position within the University and will be responsible for a Faculty comprising three schools, Birmingham City Business School, the School of Law and the School of Social Sciences. With a strong emphasis on, and reputation for, practice-based learning and research engagement, the Faculty has over 8,000 students on campus and many more studying at home or overseas.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape and lead a significant part of the University's academic portfolio, building on the Faculty’s numerous strengths to propel it forward to even further excellence. We are therefore seeking highly motivated candidates with sustained academic leadership experience gained at a strategic level, who can successfully engage and inspire staff through the complexities of transformational change and that have a track record of delivering ambitious outcomes for students and the University. Alongside the strategic leadership of the Faculty and as part of the University Executive Team the new PVC & Executive will also be expected to contribute to the continuous development of the University vision and strategic objectives. A commitment to the mission and values of the University will also be essential, as well as a personal commitment to the EDI agenda and in making the University a fairer organisation.

If you have the requisite attributes, experience and commitment we are seeking, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Further information, including a full candidate brief, can be found at

Closing Date: Monday 29th November 2021