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Director of Keele Business School, Keele University

Keele University has a global reputation for innovative and transformative research, inspiring educational excellence and an outstanding student experience, reflected in a Gold award in the TEF.  The University now seeks to appoint a new Director of Keele Business School, which was re-established as KBS in September 2019. The School, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is housed in a new state-of-the-art facility in the University’s Enterprise Zone. It shares the space with the Smart Innovation Hub, allowing academic staff and students to cohabit with entrepreneurs and SMEs. The School’s vision is to be recognised as an international Business School that transforms individual lives, enhances social bonds and contributes to the creation of sustainable value.


The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership to a growing community of 900 students and roughly 30 academic staff offering degree programmes across seven core areas: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management; International Business; Human Resource Management; and Marketing. The new Director shall draw upon strong and collaborative leadership skills to strengthen excellence in research and teaching across the School. They will be tasked with leading curriculum enhancement, improving the School’s research performance, driving up student recruitment, and engaging actively with local, national and international corporate partners. The appointee will report to the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Professor Shane O’Neill, and will be a member of the Faculty Executive Group.


Candidate Pack




Equal Opportunities Form


To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and completed equal opportunities form to by Monday 1st June 2020.