Deputy Dean 

Exeter, Devon (GB)
15 Jul 2019
15 Aug 2019
Full Time

Deputy Dean 
University of Exeter Business School
Professor and Deputy Dean 
Full time, permanent 

Salary: Competitive 

Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable)

Colleagues at the University of Exeter Business School share the vision to be recognised globally for bringing together outstanding students, faculty and corporate partners to develop exceptionally able and employable graduates and create distinctive research of the highest calibre and relevance. In order to have this influence on the world stage, we recognise that we need to deliver outstanding and innovative business education and research that address the major challenges confronting businesses and society. 

We are driven by our shared goals: to conduct research which makes a unique and important economic and social contribution to organisations and society, and to deliver outstanding research inspired teaching and learning. 

The School has ambitious growth plans. Over the next 3 years we aim to invest over £5m in new academic staff, expand our growing network of research centres, grow the diversity of the educational programmes we offer and deliver new partnerships with businesses and international institutions. In our drive for excellence, we are also investing over a £1m in Professional Services support and multi-millions of pounds in our campus infrastructure. 

The School is seeking to appoint a full time Deputy Dean who, through a team of Heads of Department, will provide leadership to our current c220-strong faculty, and support for our ambitious programme of investment to grow our faculty numbers. 

As an established academic leader, you will work through our academic leadership structure to support every member of faculty to be the very best academic they can be, ensuring that it is clear how each contributes to achievement of their departmental and the School strategy; how they are supported to achieve their goals in research, education and impact; how they successfully progress their careers, develop themselves and grow their leadership capability. 

The successful candidate will be expected to continue to undertake a substantive programme of research or pedagogical activity in a discipline complementary to our current portfolio of activity (  The successful candidate will be an innovative researcher or educator, with a strong and current record of research funding and international quality publications.  Therefore the post holder will be a leading international figure.   

Come join us on this exciting journey and help shape the future of a world leading Business School. 

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.  

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor David Allen, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Business School through his PA, Ophelia Lindley at

Closing date: 15 August 2019

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • Options for flexible working 
  • Numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • Onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England