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Professor and Head of Department Leadership & Management

Division - Kent Business School

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  Competitive Salary starting from £67,187
Grade:  Professorial Pay Scale - Standard Scale
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 28 April 2021
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 26 May 2021  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  KBS-024-21

Professor and Head of Department Leadership & Management

Education and Research (E&R)

Kent Business School is seeking to appoint a Professor with the senior leadership role of Head of Department of Leadership and Management. The Head of Department is responsible for fostering a positive, collaborative culture that enables students and staff to achieve their best, enhancing the reputation of the Department locally, nationally and internationally. The Head of Department appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further three-year term. Candidates for the Head of Department role will be fully research active academics and will continue being research active while holding the role.

The Head of Department contributes to the development of the School’s strategy and is responsible for its implementation and delivery within the Department. This includes day-to-day management of academic staff and the efficient and effective use of resources allocated by the Dean to generate an environment that promotes excellence in all relevant strategic areas.

As a member of KBS Senior Leadership Team (in which capacity the role-holder will work closely with the Dean, the Director of Operations, and other Senior Leadership members), the role-holder will also work closely with relevant professional services colleagues.

As Professor you will:

  • provide leadership and contribute to the management of the School; offer guidance, support and mentoring to junior members of staff.
  • engage in high-quality and impactful research at acceptable levels of volume and excellence.
  • provide academic leadership in the design and delivery of innovative and high-quality teaching programmes.
  • Support the Dean of the School in the management and development of academic staff through participation in and/or organisation of a range of activities, such as: induction, mentoring, performance reviews and promotions panels.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline – awarded or near completion
  • a specialism and research reputation in Leadership and Management
  • willingness to contribute to a cohesive and supportive corporate culture and a collegiate work environment

Kent Business School is an international Business School, with a global reputation for delivering research and teaching excellence. We are proud to be part of a selection of global business schools worldwide to hold double-accredited status (ACCSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the REF2014 we ranked 17th for research intensity) and business engagement (gained the Small Business Charter Award in 2018).

As a dual-intensive Business School, our distinctiveness comes from a forward-thinking approach to business education. We place sustainable innovation at the heart of our educational outlook, underpinned by world-class research. We are interdisciplinary by nature, bringing innovative solutions to real world issues. We are integrated into the local business community as a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. We are proud that our industry collaborations and global partnerships benefit students, businesses and the community.

Interviews are to be held: tbc

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: KBS-024-21

For informal discussion only, please contact Professor Marian Garcia, Dean of Kent Business School,

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely. 

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