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Dean of the Management School

University of Sheffield - The Management School

Location: Sheffield
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th September 2019
Closes: 22nd October 2019
Job Ref: UOS023936

Competitive salary based on the experience of the successful candidate

This significant appointment will provide an exciting opportunity for the new Dean to continue to grow and shape the future of a well-respected triple crown accredited management school.

The University is seeking an ambitious Dean to lead the development of a challenging new strategy, building on recent success and working closely with the established senior leadership team, to achieve a further step change in the performance and reputation of the School and set it on a trajectory towards the vision to be one of the world’s leading business schools within the next ten years.

The School is the largest department in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the prestigious University of Sheffield, a Russell Group institution renowned for its world-leading research and excellence in learning and teaching.

Sheffield University Management School (SUMS), established in 1986, is a leading business school with a world-class reputation for high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking.

The distinctiveness of SUMS’s graduates, the excellence of SUMS’s staff, their intellectually rigorous research and the SUMS’s network of international partners, all seek to inform the practice of socially responsible work practices and management and to make a difference to the communities that SUMS engages with locally and internationally.

SUMS has undergone significant growth and development over the last five years and the University is now looking for an impressive academic to lead the School’s community through the next exciting chapter of growth, using world-class research to develop knowledgeable and employable students, promote socially-responsible work practices and have a positive impact on organisations and society.

You will be an ambitious and inspirational academic at Professorial level, with a strong track record of leadership and management of both Academic and Professional Service colleagues. A background aligned with the School’s academic disciplines and experience of securing accreditation in a high-ranking Business or Management school is essential, along with a strong commitment to the ethos of the School that values the commitment to and pursuit of socially responsible management and sustainable work practices.

We are looking for a Dean with the drive and enthusiasm to develop and deliver an ambitious strategy, someone who will present with a collaborative and engaging leadership style and who will engender a vibrant, collegiate culture with an appreciation that there is a rich diversity of students and staff who are invested in helping to secure the School's future success.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit:

Or contact Kiersten Avery at Dixon Walter on 0191 5005500 or at

The closing date for application is 5pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Longlist interviews will be carried out by Dixon Walter during late October/early November

Final stage assessment and selection will be held in late November/early December dates TBC

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