Head of Department for Economics and International Business

Anglia Ruskin University - Lord Ashcroft International Business School

About Anglia Ruskin University:
Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of our five Faculties based at Chelmsford and Cambridge. We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses to students on-site and within partners in the UK and around the world. The Business School is ambitious and increasingly research focussed offering contemporary and relevant courses aimed at enabling graduates to meet their career aspirations and maximise their potential. We're now seeking a new lead to develop our department for Economics and International Business which is establishing a real reputation for excellent impactful research and education focussing on building a progressive economy as well as an equal and inclusive society.

You'll be an ambitious and committed academic leader, able to manage a department of research active colleagues and a growing portfolio of work at our Cambridge campus. Over the past three years we’ve invested heavily in our Business School and this post represents an excellent opportunity to lead a dynamic group, committed to growing student recruitment, research and external income.

With a PhD or Professional Doctorate, you’ll be an excellent academic leader with an established research reputation. You’ll have excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and networking skills with the ability to build and nurture external contacts for the benefit of our school. You'll have successful and significant teaching experience at Higher Education (HE) level as well as of leading and managing course and curriculum design. You'll have experience and expertise in academic research and/or in consultancy work related to the subject area. You'll have an established academic reputation as evidenced by external examining, membership of subject networks and/or external committees and a contribution to subject development. Experience of managing staff within a HE setting and experience of establishing key partner relationships is essential.

For a confidential discussion with the Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Prof. Gary Packham please contact Catherine Foottit, Manager of the Dean’s Office on +44 (0) 1223 682366 or via email catherine.foottit@anglia.ac.uk.

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We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Guidance Notes:
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification below. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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