Dean and Head of School of Management

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Sep 2021

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

As a University proud of its positive impact on society, Queen’s plays a unique social and economic leadership role in Northern Ireland. The University is a leading player in the delivery of the Belfast Region City Deal, an £850m economic growth deal, which includes substantial investment for innovation in creative industries, advanced manufacturing, computer science and health research. Queen’s was recently ranked first in the UK in the Entrepreneurial Impact Ranking, which assessed universities leading the way in creating and commercialising their research. Based in Belfast, a modern capital city known for its quality of life, it is a great place to live and work

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK and was named best place to visit globally, by Lonely Planet, in 2018.

The Opportunity

Queen’s is seeking to appoint a new Dean and Head of School of Management. Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the successful candidate will play an important role in shaping and leading the future direction of the School. The School of Management has been on an upward trajectory over recent years becoming renowned for delivery of the University’s strategic priorities, particularly in the areas of internationalisation, corporate engagement, ethical practice and social relevance.

The Dean and Head of School will work with colleagues across the core disciplinary units of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management to lead an environment of excellence which enables education and research to flourish and with the William J Clinton Leadership Institute delivering impactful executive education programmes. They will also have the desire to forge meaningful partnerships outside of the University, whether with businesses in Northern Ireland and internationally, or other institutions interested in the ideas and innovations coming from the School.

More information on the School and the role can be found here

For details on the application process, please click here

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at

Closing date: 15 October 2021

Anticipated interview date: 13 December 2021

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