University of Exeter Business School

The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. The University has more than 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 154 different countries. We are one of the UK’s top 12 and global top 200 universities and have been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

We support our academic staff to achieve more than they ever thought possible, recruiting the very best talent from around the world. Academics from multiple disciplines work together to challenge conventional thinking about the world we want to live in and seek ways to change it for the better.

In the University of Exeter Business School, our research and teaching impacts on the most fundamental challenges facing the world today – climate change and biodiversity loss, digital transformation, income and gender inequality. We are a learning community of staff, students and alumni that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion.

The University of Exeter Business School is one of a small number to receive the prestigious triple accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. We rank highly in UK and International league tables and we are ranked number one in the UK for graduate employability.

The role

Reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (PVC) the Associate Dean for Research & Impact oversees the development and delivery of the Business School’s research strategy. The Associate Dean for Research & Impact will be a fully research active Professor and will continue being research active whilst holding the role.

As a member of the College Executive team the Associate Dean will provide clear and effective leadership to the College, promoting a sense of collegiality and ambition, encouraging productivity and ensuring the College delivers its agreed Business plan. Specifically, the Associate Dean for Research & Impact will provide strong and inspirational leadership for the College to enable it to achieve its research, impact and knowledge transfer goals and to support the University’s strategy to become an internationally recognised research university. (S)he will take responsibility for the development of a vibrant and effective research environment; lead the design and maintenance of a high quality research portfolio of grant funding and research outputs; build strong capacity for Impact and knowledge exchange; and support the development of a high calibre Post Graduate Research programme. (S)he will champion research and knowledge transfer across the University, and promote the Corporate Partnership, Regional, and Internationalisation Strategies. (S)he will work closely with the DVC Research & Impact and members of the Research & Impact Executive Group (RIEG) to develop and improve the university research strategy. The Associate Dean for Research & Impact will be a member of the University’s Senior Leadership Forum and is expected to make an important contribution to the development and delivery of all key University strategies.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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