Associate Dean, Faculty and Resources (Professor) Ref 2133

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: full time 
Contract: Permanent on either the Research & Education focused or Education focused career pathway  
Reference:  2133
Salary: Competitive
Placed on: 9 October 2019
Closing date:  12 November 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Friday 13 December 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The School is seeking to appoint a full time Associate Dean, Faculty and Resources, who, through effective working with fellow members of the School’s Senior Management Team (SMT), will ensure the effective operation and development of the School’s academic staff.  The Associate Dean is also responsible for monitoring the School’s finances, in collaboration with the Dean and the School’s Head of Professional Services.

The Associate Dean role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the leadership of the School as we implement our strategy.  There are three other Associate Deans in the School, each with responsibility for one of the key pillars of the strategy.  They are: Associate Dean, Education and Students; Associate Dean, Research; and, Associate Dean, Engagement.

As an established academic leader, you will work with other Associate Deans and Heads of Department to oversee our academic staff.  This includes responsibility for probation and promotion processes, and also lead responsibility for workload management. 

As a member of the School’s executive team, the Associate Dean will contribute more widely to the leadership of the School, making a significant contribution to the delivery of the School’s ambitious research strategy and expanding education portfolio and our drive to provide an outstanding student experience.

The Associate Dean role embraces two distinct aspects; a managerial element and a substantive academic position. The successful candidate does not need to be a research leader but may instead show a track record to education-related achievement.  As such, a professorial post on either the Research and Teaching or Education Excellence career pathway would be available.

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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