Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean - Aston Business School and the College of Business and Social Sciences

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Oct 2022

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 17 October 2022

Aston University is committed to providing the very best education, producing world-class research and delivering change for our city, our region and our society. A true modern university, Aston has prioritised applied teaching and research, emphasising the impact on industry and commerce in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands. Aston is a university with a strong tradition of putting our key beneficiaries: students, organisations and society, first. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment for all our staff and students.

Aston Business School and the College of Business and Social Sciences are central to the mission and to the success of the institution. Aston Business School is one of the top triple-accredited business schools in the world. It is renowned for its high levels of student satisfaction, educational innovation and the impact of its research centres on business and government policy globally. The College is the largest at Aston University by a number of measures, including student numbers, income, number of academic staff and business engagement. Aston Law School has grown rapidly since its inception, with a focus on business law and related disciplines such as IP. The School of Social Sciences and Humanities undertakes highly-regarded teaching and research in sociology, politics, linguistics, culture and history. 

Reporting directly to Aston’s new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aleks Subic, the successful candidate will bring inspirational leadership to Aston Business School and the College of Business and Social Sciences. As a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, they will also play a central part in the development of Aston’s university strategy for 2030. Balancing business authority and academic credibility, candidates will be committed to teaching excellence in business, law and social sciences, to strong graduate employability, to widening access to higher education and to growing business engagement.

We are keen to hear from candidates who are able to demonstrate a passion for enterprise, and expand on Aston’s strong links with business and the professions, which make it distinctive from many other institutions. You also will be committed to growth, and to enhancing Aston’s global footprint, balancing local delivery with hybrid and digital opportunities.

An international reputation as an academic leader in business and management, proven leadership skills, a collaborative mindset and a commitment to excellence are essential. 

Candidates should apply for this role through our retained advisors Networked at -

Informal questions regarding the post should be directed to Hamish Laing at Networked via -  or +44 (0)7861 329463.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter , recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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