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Career Level:
Not Specified
Doctorate or PhD
Job type:
Full time
Apply before:
22 May, 2017

Heads of Department - Manchester Metropolitan University

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Heads of Department (x5)
Reference: SR-80307171-02

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Over the last decade, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

The Faculty of Business and Law brings together Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School and the Manchester Law School in an award-winning building in the centre of the city. Since 1889, we have supported industry and commerce in Manchester, and today we offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees together with professional qualifications. Home to 8,000 students, the Faculty is one of the largest and most respected in the UK – and your leadership will help to take it to the next level.

These positions provide an excellent opportunity to further your academic career in a key leadership role. You will provide academic leadership to one of the following departments: HRM, Leadership and Sport; Strategy and Enterprise; Marketing and Retail; Operations and Technology; Economics and International Business. The term as head of department will be for 4 years, with the possibility of extension subject to mutual agreement. At the end of their tenure as head of department, the successful candidates will move to a Professorial or other senior academic role within the Faculty.

Ideal Candidate
Qualified at doctoral level, you will bring a proven record of academic leadership and management, including programme development, innovative teaching and impactful research. You must be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills that engender high performance across your team in order to meet the departmental KPIs for research, for education, for international and for knowledge exchange.

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