Head of Adam Smith Business School

University of Glasgow

  • Permanent
  • Glasgow, Scotland
Reference:AQ1639
Specialisms:Education
Date posted:5th January 2023
Closing date:30th January 2023

Attractive Salary

The University has been at the forefront of change, excellence and innovation for over 570 years and today we are one of the world’s top 100 universities. Our history is bound up with that of Glasgow and Scotland, but we are also outward-looking, international and keen to achieve our vision of being a world-class, world changing university, as set out in our strategy “World Changers Together”.

Home to world renowned research, the College of Social Sciences brings together inspiring people in a creative, engaged and collaborative environment for learning and research to engender positive social change. The Adam Smith Business School, named in honour of University of Glasgow alumni, is the largest of five Schools within the College. We now invite applications to lead this high performing, triple accredited Business School.

With a new building providing world class facilities coming on stream in 2023, the Business School offers accredited degree programmes in Accounting & Finance, Economics and Management and combines world-class research and teaching. It follows the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, engaged and enterprising graduates who make a positive impact on society. The School helps to transform organisations and careers by creating inspiring leaders, researchers and professionals with impact. We seek a new Head of School who shares our values and our ambitions to build on our strengths and take the School to the next level.

The Head of School is a pivotal leadership appointment and carries significant accountability for providing strategic leadership and direction as we focus on research and knowledge exchange, learning and teaching. The successful candidate will have an exemplary track record of relevant achievement and demonstrable evidence of research and teaching excellence coupled with external engagement. Proven academic leadership and management experience will be required along with experience of leading and successfully initiating and implementing change. Demonstrable strategic leadership capabilities coupled with the ability to translate strategy into effective academic and operational plans will be essential.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Imogen Wilde on +44 (0)7864 652 633, imogen@andersonquigley.com; or Ed Pritchard on +44 (0)7873 218 380, ed@andersonquigley.com.

For more information view the recruitment pack on the right.

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV.
  • A covering letter (maximum of three pages) outlining how you meet the points in the person specification.
  • Please include details of two referees, though please note that referees will not be approached until the final stages of the selection process and not without prior permission from candidates.

Closing date for applications is midday, Monday 30th January 2023

The University of Glasgow is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level. 

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