Dean of Huddersfield Business School

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
17 Mar 2023
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17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Huddersfield is one of the UK’s most successful, innovative and modern institutions. This was recognised by the University being the first to receive the Global Teaching Excellence Award and achieving the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award. A major agent of social mobility, it has continued to transform over recent years - going from strength to strength in pursuit of its mission to be an inspiring and innovative University of international renown. 

Housed within this dynamic institution, the Huddersfield Business School provides a vibrant teaching, learning and research environment with around 4,500 students and 200 staff in the UK, China, Hong Kong and India. It delivers an inspirational learning experience and undertakes pioneering research with a practical applied emphasis delivered by innovative and creative practitioners. The Business School is ranked in the top 250 in the world for Business and Economics and for Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The School works in partnership with a wide range of organisations in private, public, and voluntary sectors with organisations utilising research and consultancy services, gaining access to student talent, and drawing on Huddersfield’s range of training and development opportunities. Through these links the School continually refreshes and updates teaching and research activities, keeping pace with an ever-changing and increasingly technological world and ensuring students are provided with the foundations for exciting and successful future careers.

The Business School is now seeking to appoint a new Dean who will build on its existing strengths at a time of great change and opportunity in the higher education sector. You will be the driving force behind the School’s strategic direction, providing visionary leadership with the intention of further enhancing the standing of the School both in the UK and internationally. Building on the existing reputation for excellence in teaching and research, your first-class leadership skills and capacity for fresh ideas will fuel new developments. 

The successful candidate will be commercially astute with first-rate academic credentials and a proven track record of effective management within a university setting. A superb communicator, you will represent the School both internally and externally across a range of key stakeholders, ensuring it continues to develop its growing reputation regionally, nationally and internationally. A key member of the University’s Senior Leadership Team, with a direct reporting line to the Vice-Chancellor, the new Dean will also make a pivotal contribution to the strategic progression and academic innovation of the wider University.

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Closing date:  Monday 17th April 2023