Imperial College London - Dean of Imperial College Business School

Imperial College London - Dean of Imperial College Business School


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Imperial College London is one of the world’s great universities, renowned for its ground-breaking research, talented community of staff, students and alumni, and its international reach. Our mission is to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine, and business, for the benefit of society.


The College was founded in 1907 in South Kensington, bringing together nineteenth-century institutions including the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines, and City and Guilds College. Today, Imperial provides globally leading education in STEM subjects for more than 19,000 students, over half of whom come from overseas, reflecting its status as the UK’s most international university. Its alumni and members also include 14 Nobel laureates and three Fields Medallists.


One of four faculties, Imperial College Business School is deeply embedded in the College, with strong links to Imperial’s world-leading work in science, technology, engineering and medicine, while also being a prominent and distinct academic enterprise and a sub-brand of the College in its own right. Recent years have seen continuous innovation in our offering, including the introduction of interdisciplinary programmes such as the BSc Economics, Finance & Data Science and a compulsory EDI module for all students which won the AMBA award for Best Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in 2021. 97% of the Business School’s research activity was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent and we are second in the UK for the proportion of world-leading research in business and management studies and first for research environment. With more than 2,200 students from 118 countries, the Business School plays a crucial role in empowering students to drive business and social transformation through the fusion of business and technology.


It is in this context that we are seeking to recruit our next Dean of Imperial College Business School. As Dean, you will be responsible for all aspects of the School’s strategy, operations and finances, providing leadership to the School’s 400 staff and promoting excellence in research and education. You will take the Business School to a new stage of aspiration and excellence, building upon the current reputation and foundation. As a member of the College's senior management team, you will also make a significant contribution to the strategic direction, management and development of Imperial College London as a whole.


The incoming Dean will be a highly experienced leader in academic business with proven ability to nurture and sustain high levels of performance across education, research and translation in a business school. You will be distinguished and internationally recognised in your field, and ready to lead and inspire brilliant minds to be the world's future leaders of business and society. The ability to work collaboratively, and to develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships are pre-requisites.


To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 6814. Applications will close at midnight BST on Monday 9th October 2023.


Salary: Competitive

Location: South Kensington, London

As a leading institution in the heart of London, Imperial College proudly upholds a longstanding commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Valuing the diversity of the Imperial community is one of the four cornerstones of the recent strategy and Imperial College London strongly encourages applications from those with a diverse range of backgrounds.

We will build a supportive, diverse, inclusive and highly motivated staff community across all disciplines, functions and activities. This will help us to attract and retain the talented and diverse staff we need to achieve our mission.


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