School Director of Research 

Preston, Lancashire (GB)
06 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Central Lancashire – Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

School Director of Research 
Reference number: REQ003403
Hours: Full-time (1.0 FTE)
Basis: Indefinite
Grade: Management contract (competitive salary)

As a key member of the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise Executive Team, you will make a significant contribution to the development of the University's academic and strategic vision for research and innovation.

Working with the Executive Dean, you will develop and lead research across the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise. Liaising with the Professoriate, Head of Research Centres and the Unit of Assessment coordinators you will nurture and enhance our national and international reputation for research excellence.  Leading a variety of activities designed to commercialise research and exploit innovation opportunities, you will develop creative solutions to drive income generation and diversification. You will play a critical role in developing the School's research environment, and build our postgraduate research culture, promoting research-informed teaching and learning strategies, as well as mentoring and supporting colleagues in their career development and pursuit of innovation.

With a Doctorate in an appropriate discipline, you will already have a Professorial title.  Your significant leadership experience should include managing research and consultancy projects, income generation, and co-ordinating resources while working within regulatory processes and governance systems.

You must have the ability to develop and implement strategy, lead a change management agenda, and inspire others to embrace new ways of working. With an impressive record of research outputs and involvement with outside bodies, you should have demonstrable peer credibility. As well as excellent leadership and team building skills, you will need to demonstrate the successful supervision of PhD students.

For informal inquiries, please contact the Executive Dean Professor Chris Pyke at

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 18 February 2018.

Interview date: To be confirmed.