Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Derby, Derbyshire (GB)
20 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Business & Economics, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Derby

Appointment of Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Inspire, Innovate, Impact

The University of Derby is one of the most successful modern universities; focused on real world, experiential learning and informed by research, we are committed to providing a high-quality student experience and meeting the evolving needs of our local and regional employers. 

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive learning environment, offering 34,000 students a dynamic, flexible education, with a personal touch. Based in the UK’s leading hi-tech city and working in genuine partnership with employers and other stakeholders, we provide students with opportunities to gain real world experience through placements, internships and apprenticeships. We likewise look to link our research with this wider community, delivering real and lasting impact through relevant, applied research that will benefit society locally and internationally. The University contributes over £560 million to the regional and wider economy each year, and three quarters of our research was deemed ‘internationally significant’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We were recently awarded TEF Gold and praised for offering ‘consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes’ for our students.

This is an exciting time to join our university; during the last five years we have invested £150 million in facilities, and will continue to invest in the student experience and research. We are determined, ambitious and looking to increase our distinctiveness as we build on our progress and successes. 

The role of PVC Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences presents a real opportunity for impact in a college that is poised for growth. You will be expected to provide confident leadership to the College, working to enhance our teaching and learning as well as our research output and reputation, and raising our profile externally and with the city of Derby. Working together with colleagues, the PVC Dean will create and seize opportunities for collaboration and income generation, positioning the College as an outward-looking and entrepreneurial partner of choice.

In addition to the leadership of the College, as part of the University leadership team, the PVC Dean will play a strong role in the development and successful delivery of the Corporate Plan, influencing and motivating others across the University to contribute to a sector-leading performance. 

The successful candidate will have exemplary leadership qualities, developed either in an academic or professional context, and the ability to motivate, inspire, and engage internal and external stakeholders. Sharing our ambitious, open-minded, optimistic approach to modern HE provision, you will be a creative individual with the ability to equip the College and University to meet the needs of the changing HE agenda.

In return we can offer you an unparalleled opportunity to develop your career in an ambitious, fast moving and supportive organisation; we want all our students, staff and stakeholders to be delighted by their experience, and proud of their achievements.

Location: Derby. Salary: Competitive. For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 3345.

The deadline for applications is midday (GMT) on Monday 18th December 2017.