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Pro Vice-Chancellor / Dean - Salford Business School

Salford, Greater Manchester (GB)
Competitive salary
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

Competitive salary

The University of Salford’s forward-thinking approach has powered progress for 125 years. Today, our university community encompasses over 26,000 students, 2,800 staff and 200,000 alumni from all around the world. Our unstoppable institution is bolstered by countless industry initiatives and innovative research programmes, building a thriving education community at the heart of a powerful and connected region.  Our mission, to enrich lives, is built on four areas of focus: building prosperity and equity; enabling healthier living; improving the environment and sustainability; and developing cutting edge creative and innovative practice.

This is a unique moment in the history of Salford. Despite sector headwinds we are financially strong and continue to grow and invest in our people, digital and physical resources. There is exciting work to be done as we build on our academic strengths in keeping with our heritage as a 1960s Robbins era university and develop a contemporary education and research offer which is multi-disciplinary and uses collaborative advantage for the benefit of all our communities.

We are planning investment in the people and physical infrastructure of the Business School and building on our excellent industry links and education we are seeking a PVC Dean who will build the research and KE culture in the School and contribute to significant growth. With nearly 5,000 students on campus, and 200 colleagues from around the world, Salford Business School is a vibrant international community who value our commitment to innovation, and deep-rooted ties with industry. We aspire to foster the next generation of leaders with a vision of innovative and entrepreneurial leadership that integrates people, values and digital to meet the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable future. A member of the University’s leadership team our Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean will provide School leadership as well as playing an active role on pan-institutional matters.

The role requires a senior leader with a strong academic profile relevant to the broad portfolio in the School. You will bring evidence of success in innovation in academic provision and significant experience of enabling complex multi-faceted resources - people, physical and financial.  As we reshape the University’s leadership, we are looking for leaders who are compassionate, committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and whose natural approach to delivery is one of shared endeavour.

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Closing date: noon on Monday 22 April 2024

We are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to have a more diverse workforce at all levels of the institution and particularly welcome applications from people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities, who are under-represented in our workforce. Please click here to see how we are creating an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations.

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