Associate Dean Education and Students Ref 10366

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 10366
Salary: Competitive
Placed on: 11 September 2023
Closing date: 01 November 2023 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 20th November 2023 with an informal day taking place on 13th November. Both to take place on Campus.
Expected start date: Negotiable

Job description

The School is seeking applications to join us as Associate Dean, (Education and Students). As such, we are looking for recognised academic leaders (Education and Research or Education and Scholarship Pathway) with a distinguished record of research and/or scholarship at a world-leading level and a profile commensurate with a Chair appointment in one of the School’s five departments (Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management, Science Policy Research, and Strategy and Marketing). The appointment to this leadership position is fixed for circa 5 years after which you will either join the School’s Professoriate full-time in one of the School’s departments depending on your expertise or seek an extension for three years.

The University of Sussex Business School is a unique research-focused interdisciplinary school, which takes a strong policy-directed view on business practices while also developing the underlying core disciplines. It includes the Department of Accounting and Finance, the Department of Strategy and Marketing, the Department of Management, the Department of Economics and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

With such excellent foundations the University of Sussex Business School offers something distinctive and special to the future of business and management research and education in the UK and beyond. It is exceptionally well placed to provide leadership in the development and dissemination of sustainable and inclusive business and management practices, informed by sound economic logic.

The School is EQUIS and AMBA accredited and entering its fourth year of the AACSB accreditation process. It is currently ranked 1st in the UK for annual research income (Chartered Association of Business Schools 2023) and top 15 in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023).

We are particularly interested in ambitious academic leaders with a proven track record of strategically driving innovation, and continuous improvement in Education. The post holder will be expected to play an active role in further enhancing the School’s international reputation and strengthening its standing as a leading business school that collaborates across disciplines to shape global issues in business, management and society, making an impact on policy, practice and people.

In alignment with the School’s learning and teaching strategy and the University’s Strategic Framework, you will lead the further development and delivery of the School’s ambitions. You will do this by supporting excellent, research-led, transformative teaching and learning, and student experience across the five departments of the School and overseeing its student recruitment. You will be expected to support the needs of our diverse student population, programme portfolio, and drive forward our strategic priorities, initiatives and innovations ( The School is particularly interested in maintaining synergies between its research, teaching activities, societal impact and the graduate labour market.

 For more information about the School and its five departments, please visit:

Please contact Professors Steve McGuire (Dean of the Business School - or Catherine Liston-Heyes (Associate Dean Faculty and Resources – for informal enquiries.

 "Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download Job Description and further specification 10366 [PDF 135.73KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.


How to apply

If you wish to apply for the role you should submit a short, up to two-page, letter of application plus a summary CV (no more than 4 sides) outlining the key facts and information about yourself, what you will bring to the role and why you are the right person for it.

Please also include the details of three referees you would be happy for us to contact should you be shortlisted for interview. 

Please also complete and submit our Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB]

Your expression of interest should be sent to: Senior Recruitment (