Director of Programmes

University of Southampton - Southampton Business School

Location: Highfield Campus
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Southampton Business School is entering an exciting stage of development and has an ambitious quality driven strategy. This will see us strengthen our position as a world-class business school in research, education, innovation and enterprise.

As part of a world-renowned Russell Group University with a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff. It is an exciting time to join the School and we are now seeking to recruit an outstanding individual for a key education and leadership position in our Undergraduate portfolio who will play a crucial role in the School achieving its vision.

The Business School has a total population of around 2,500 students, of which approx. 1,000 are undergraduates on programmes aligned to Marketing, Business Management and Accounting & Finance. This key role will have responsibility for ensuring the programme portfolios remain aligned with the vision and values expected of a modern and vibrant learning environment. Working with a team of programme leaders and the Business School Executive you will have the drive and ambition for maintaining the highest quality education experience with responsibility for maintaining overall quality assurance.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional person to this role focussing on the Undergraduate portfolio with drive, enthusiasm and experience of the higher education sector. Applications are welcomed from the research active academic community as well as those who are education focussed from any discipline that aligns with Southampton Business School. This position will have a minimum of 20% of time allocated to research or teaching depending on applicants overall profile.

We would like to hear from applicants with research and teaching interests in any area that underpins the Business School education profile. You should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and an established and internationally recognised research/ education track record commensurate with the level of the post advertised.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Southampton Business School, Professor Martin Broad +44 (0)23 8059 3966 or email:

Application Procedure: 

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Elsa Samwell on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote vacancy reference number 888017TR-R on all correspondence.

Please include your CV and Publication list. Three references will be required if you are successful at shortlisting, so please provide 3 referees on your application form. 

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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