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Head of Discipline: Business Management

University of Derby

Location: Derby
Salary: Competitive Salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 28th April 2019
Job Ref: 0157-19

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic new Head for the Business and Management discipline in the Derby Business School, to continue the successful leadership of Dr Judith Gill, who will be retiring this summer.

Derby Business School is based within the College of Business, Law and Social Science at the University of Derby, and has a clear vision to be internationally recognised as one of the UK leading Business Schools for Applied Real World Learning and Impact. The Business School is organised around four subject disciplines; Business and Management; Marketing and Operations: Economics and International Business; and Accounting. We work very closely with professional bodies such as CMI. CIM, CIPD, CILT, CIPS, ACCA and CIMA, to ensure our courses and research remain relevant and up-to-date..

This post is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development and success of the Business and Management Discipline, as well as the wider School and College by working closely with colleagues to ensure that our corporate and strategic aims are met. The post holder will also have overall responsibility for the line management of specific staff in the discipline area, which also incorporates Strategic and Risk Management, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and HRM and Leadership, alongside general Business and Management.

Derby Business School is highly regarded in the sector, with, for instance, our Business, Management and Marketing programmes being ranked in the top 10 in the Guardian University League Table 2019. Student satisfaction is excellent, with several of our programmes achieving 100% student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student satisfaction Survey (NSS), reflecting the high quality of our teaching.

Research within the College is currently organised around two research centres, the Centre for Business Improvement, and the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement. The Centre for Business Improvement is led by Professor Carley Foster and it draws upon the academic expertise of staff from across the Business School and includes internationally recognised researchers, doctoral students and visiting scholars. Its aim is to help improve business performance and productivity through applied multi-disciplinary research, in areas such as Sustainable Business and the Green Economy; Enterprise Evaluation and Applied Economics; and Responsible Customer Engagement.

The Centre for Supply Chain Improvement is led by Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes and its work addresses some of most critical challenges that organisations are currently facing in the design, management and improvement of their supply chains and internal operations. The Centre has commanding research expertise in Business and Process Excellence; Systematic Innovation; Lean Six Sigma; Green Lean; Sustainable, Green and Circular Operations and Supply Chains; Quality Management; Cost and System Optimisation; System Modelling and Simulation; and Artificial Intelligence.

In addition staff from across the School work very closely with Industry on a range of knowledge transfer activities, including the ENSCITE European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project where we have closely engaged with over 140 SME’s in the D2N2 region in the past two years to assist them to identify new markets; innovate new marketing channels; improve productivity and growth; and launch new products and services.

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