Dean of Business, Technology & Engineering

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
20 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Sheffield Hallam University
Dean of Business, Technology & Engineering

Competitive salary and benefits 

With a student community of 33,000, 4,500 staff, and an annual turnover of over £300m we are a thriving and vibrant organisation based in the heart of Sheffield.  

Our aim is simple - to transform lives, shaping futures for our students and the Sheffield City Region, creating knowledge which makes a real difference, and being a beacon for what a world-leading applied university can achieve. Woven into the fabric and culture of Sheffield and the surrounding area, we are a university making a profound difference in leading improvements in social mobility, quality of life and the economy through the impact of our students, research and partnerships.

The College of Business, Technology and Engineering brings together Sheffield Business School and the Departments of Computing, and Engineering and Maths. Our academic and research focus covers commercial, industrial, professional and information technology activities. Sheffield Business School is internationally recognised and accredited by the AACSB, placing us within the top 5% of business schools globally. Engineering & Maths are actively engaged in developing technologies to support industry with sustainable and cost-effective products and processes. Computing is expanding the use of artificial intelligence and gaming to improve business efficiency and security, with all our courses designed for the needs of computing in industry.

We are now looking to recruit an exceptional Dean to build on the progress made and help further develop and deliver our academic strategy. As Dean you will drive College performance to achieve outstanding results in teaching and research, promoting a culture of innovation and collaboration which attracts talented students and staff from across the UK and the world. Already at the forefront of sector thinking in much of what we do we are looking to recruit a dynamic and collaborative leader who can help shape the future of the University.  

Reporting to one of our Pro Vice-Chancellors, and working closely with other senior colleagues, you will shape and implement the University’s academic strategy, ensuring our continuing success in teaching and learning, business and enterprise, global and academic partnerships and research and innovation.  The role requires a proven academic leader, in a relevant discipline, who can evidence significant achievements in strategy delivery, business planning and the setting of high standards of excellence, all achieved through your exemplary people management skills coupled with your ability to collaborate across our community.  Ambitious for our University and the distinctive character of Sheffield Hallam, you will be a passionate promoter of our values and strategy.

If you have vision, passion, creativity and determination to make a difference - we want to hear from you. For more information, please visit using reference AQ1411.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 22 July 2022

We particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic and female applicants who are underrepresented in this area at Sheffield Hallam.