Dean – The Business School

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Job description

This is an exciting time to consider a Senior Leadership role as Dean of the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. Aligning to our overarching Strategy 2020, we are looking for a passionate leader who will shape teaching, research, student experience and provide clear strategic direction for growth within our Business School. You will have the opportunity to lead around 220 staff, 8500 students and a multi-million-pound budget with an international outlook.

With energy, passion, drive and ambition, you will create a compelling and attractive vision for the continued success of the School. You will provide the leadership to attract, retain and motivate the best possible academic staff and lead by example to create a high performing, highly engaged, collaborative and collegiate team. As an experienced leader, you will be part of our Senior Leadership Group that will contribute to the direction and management of our university as a whole and become a role model for our Values – Ambitious, Professional, Innovative and Inclusive.

We are ambitious and want our Dean of School to increase our income generation through innovative thinking and collaboration with stakeholder partnerships. Industry links are key to finding and building relationships with employers that will enable us to deliver our goals for graduate employability.

Some of the key challenges you will face are to continue to grow and develop our international reach, you will deliver education programmes that remain attractive to students, ensuring they are underpinned by current research. Expansion in our already established Global Online portfolio is key and this will enable us to reach people that wish to study online, flexibly or from another country.

Our Business School offers a distinctive,inclusive and dynamic educational environment, with further ambitions to achieve our AACSB accreditation. We are continuing to expand our research base, which is essential to enhance our academic reputation. Our ultimate focus is to provide teaching that clearly aligns to the discipline or sector in practice and through our students create lifelong ambassadors, who will champion our institution within future employers.

Edinburgh Napier Business School has a superb campus environment in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital – and one of Europe’s major cultural cities.

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Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with almost 18,000 students from 109 countries on campus. We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice, to equip our graduates for success today’s competitive global job market.