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Deputy Head of Department Sport and Event Management

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £51,034 to £57,418 per annum with further progression opportunities to £62,727
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd March 2020
Closes: 15th April 2020
Job Ref: FOM176

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Business School is a vibrant and innovative environment containing four academic departments: People & Organisations; Marketing, Strategy & Innovation; Accounting, Finance and Economics; and, Sport and Event Management, a number of research centers; including Disaster Management; the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre; the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research, and the AACSB accredited Business School. We are investing in some exciting new positions to further align our teaching and research portfolio toward BU’s 2025 strategic plan, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and AACSB’s future vision, and to position the business school as a driver of social and economic change.

The Department of Sport and Event Management is a vibrant and future focused department that builds upon Bournemouth’s existing excellence and global reputation for the fusion of research, practice and teaching.

The Deputy Head of Department roles provide a career path for experienced academics who wish to advance their academic excellence in a chosen specialist subject through high quality output, and who under the direction of the Head of Department, can make a significant personal and team contribution to the developing reputation of their department in line with the University’s academic strategic objectives. The new Deputy Head of Department will support the Head of Department in providing strong leadership, implement strategic policy and ensure that the highest possible standards of excellence are achieved. The Deputy Head of Department will manage, lead, and effectively deploy a team of academic staff within the Department who individually and collectively contribute to the on-going development of an academically stimulating environment aligned to the strategic direction of the Faculty.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or equivalent in a relevant field. You will have demonstrated significant research and/or education leadership and you will be committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement. These posts would be for an initial period of five years with the option for a further three years extension.

We welcome applications from all areas of expertise in sport and events, although are particularly interested in those whose work relates to the themes of identity, community and place; coaching, education and practice; sustainability; social inequality; disability; (mental) health and well-being; consumption; leadership and strategy; organisation and consumer behaviour; policy; management and marketing. We seek alignment with research that enables impact in relation to a broad agenda of social change and social responsibility across sport, physical activity and events and coheres around UN sustainable development goals.

For further information and discussion, please contact Dr Carly Stewart by email cstewart@bournemouth.ac.uk.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) 15 April 2020

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