Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law

Portsmouth, Hampshire (GB)
Circa £115,000 per annum
24 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Business & Economics, Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Business & Law

Faculty Office


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law


Employment type:  Permanent

Employment basis:  Full-time

Salary:  Circa £115,000 per annum

Post number: ZZ601935

Date published: 24 March 2023

Closing date: 01 May 2023


First stage virtual interview: week commencing 15 May 2023

Assessment day: 27 June 2023

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

The post of Executive Dean is a senior academic leadership role within the University. Directly accountable to the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, you will have overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the faculty in line with the University vision. You will provide inspirational leadership, management and planning for the faculty and its constituent academic areas.

It is an exciting time as we have launched our 2030 Vision and 2025 Strategy and look to become the UK’s top modern university and one of the top 100 young universities in the world.

You will lead the development and delivery of ground-breaking educational partnerships and research, providing inspirational leadership and management of the Faculty. As a member of the University Executive Board you will contribute to key decision making in the best interests of the University and will be expected to take an institutional view.

Leadership of strategic cross-University initiatives and projects will be undertaken as agreed with the Vice-Chancellor and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Whereas the Executive Dean you assume leadership, you will report directly to the Vice Chancellor on these initiatives and projects. You will have a professorial or equivalent professional profile and may engage in teaching, scholarship or research activity although this is unlikely to exceed 10% of your time. 

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact: Professor Paul Hayes at paul.hayes@port.ac.uk

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement. 

We are strongly dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our community. As an Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter award holder, a member of Stonewall and a Disability Confident Employer we are passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, regardless of your background. We welcome applications from all talented people. In addition, we want our workforce to be representative of our diverse student population. Please see our EDI Framework and objectives.

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For detailed information about the vacancy: ZZ601935 - Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law.pdf