Closing Date: 26 September 2019
Fifty years of achievement have seen the University of Bath grow into a globally recognised institution with over 17,000 students from 130 countries. The University is ranked 4th out of 122 institutions for student experience in the UK, with 87% of research graded as world-leading in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, and having achieved a Gold award in the 2018 UK Teaching Excellence Framework. Bath is known for doing things differently, and for its focus on collaborative innovation, inclusivity, long held values, cross-cutting research and close partnerships with industry.
Bath’s School of Management is one of the UK’s leading business schools, with a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, over 2000 students, ranked 4th in the UK and 47th in the world by The Economist’s WhichMBA? The School seeks to be at the forefront of global leadership in graduate education, and has invested significantly in providing a high quality teaching and research environment, including a new £70m building which is due to be completed in 2021.
The Dean is the academic leader of the School and is responsible for its effective leadership, management and development. The appointed candidate will be the School’s leading representative both internally and externally. As a member of the University Executive Board, the Dean will play a crucial role in institutional strategic planning and decision-making.
Potential candidates will demonstrate proven experience of leadership in a higher education environment. They will also demonstrate the ability to lead and motivate a diverse group of colleagues successfully, whilst building external partnerships, and advocating for the School on regional, national and international levels. The appointed candidate will have command of a range of academic disciplines, as well as with industry and public sector stakeholders. The appointee will also demonstrate a track record of managing complex resources. Above all, they will bring a sense of vision and strategy, as well as a focus on excellence and quality, across all aspects of the School.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Bath on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference KAVXB. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 26 September 2019.