Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law

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Anglia Ruskin University


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Role Managed by:

Matthew Justice

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 12/09/2022

Formal Interview Date: Interviews will be held at Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses 17th October and 18th October 2022.

About ARU:

ARU is an ambitious, growing university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating.  We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 40,000 students from over 135 countries. With a strong civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we live.

About the Faculty:

One of four Faculties at ARU, the Faculty of Business and Law is a destination of choice for those determined to help build a better, smarter and more equal society. As an inclusive community we engage with debates which address major societal and economic challenges faced by the communities we serve with a particular focus on social innovation and justice.

The Faculty of Business and Law has undergone significant transformation in recent years, experiencing sizeable student number growth through the introduction of new curricula, internationalisation and the development of distance learning provision, as well as securing a very successful REF2021 outcome. We have significant ambitions to build on our success with a focus on student experience and outcomes and the development of a vibrant research and innovation strategy.

About the Role:

It is in this context that we are now seeking to appoint a new Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law who will provide strategic leadership and management for the Faculty across education, research and innovation and external engagement. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, and as a member of the University Executive Team, they will actively contribute to the development and achievement of the university’s overall strategy. They will also lead on the development of innovative and effective partnerships in the UK and internationally.

Working across our multi-campus environment, their experience of academic leadership and management will help to drive the Faculty’s ambitions for creativity and innovation across education and research, and promote an inclusive and rewarding environment for students, staff and partners. 

Currently holding the title of Professor or the ability to meet our professorial criteria, they will be a well-connected, transformative and entrepreneurial leader with a compelling personal academic profile and track record of research in a discipline relevant to the Faculty.

Anglia Ruskin University will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please click on the 'download further details' button below.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Monday 12th September 2022.

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Interviews will be held at Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses 17th October and 18th October 2022.

Find out more about working with us.

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 are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.  

Applications should consist of full curriculum vitae detailing professional qualifications and experience, accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the candidate specification outlined in this document, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role.

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