Bournemouth University - Faculty of Management - Executive Dean, Faculty of Management

United Kingdom, Bournemouth
Education - Dean/Senior Education

At Bournemouth University (BU) our vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

BU is a world-class learning institution, at the forefront of business education. We bring active and positive change to management, business and society, enabling regional, national and international businesses to develop and thrive. We are globally accredited creating, inspiring and transforming responsible leaders through a fusion of excellent learning, research, and practice.

The Faculty of Management, home to the Business School, currently comprises 5,500 students and more than 220 academic and professional support staff across four departments namely, Accounting, Finance & Economics; People & Organisations; Marketing, Strategy & Innovation; and Sport & Event Management.

In 2018, the Business School was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), enabling collaboration with similar institutions, strategising with our contemporaries and the sharing of expertise.

We continue to build on their strong impact agenda, underlined in REF 2014 and extending work into Finance, Banking & Taxation, Marketing & Consumer Behaviour, Management, and research centres in Disaster Management; Sport & Physical Activity; and Tourism & Hospitality, in preparation for REF 2021.

Following the launch of our strategic plan, BU2025, and continued journey towards excellence through our fused approach, we are now seeking to appoint an inspirational leader in the Faculty of Management & The Business School, to shape and drive strategy for BU’s continued growth in research and commitment to the student experience.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, you will be a member of the University Leadership Team. You will provide strong academic, strategic, planning and operational leadership to your Executive Team and across the departments to deliver an excellent student experience through the fusion of education, research and practice.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong academic profile commensurate with that of Professor and be able to show evidence of esteem in a professional context, have significant experience of strategic leadership, and possess the ability to foster collaborative working internally and externally.

How to Apply

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Natalie Derry at

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfill their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking.

We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and practice, creating a unique academic experience.