Associate Dean (Research & Knowledge Exchange) School of Business, University of Central Lancashire

Job details

Are you an inspirational and motivational Research and Knowledge Exchange leader?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to transform a business school’s research culture to power impactful RKE that transforms lives and communities?

If you are, we’d love to hear from you.

Application Closing Date: Monday 8 January 2024

The opportunity

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) School of Business is ambitious in its aspirations for research and knowledge exchange (RKE). Under the leadership of a new Dean, we want to develop a supportive and motivational research environment that promotes excellence and impact; a culture that embodies the University’s values to deliver its core mission. We are looking for an inspirational Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange to lead this exciting transformation.

The School of Business has great potential. We returned to two Units of Assessment (17 and 24) in REF2021, and both saw improvements. We have strong links with regional and national businesses, and 100% of our Impact was graded 3-4* (UoA17). Our Centre for SME and Enterprise Development and Institute for Research into Work, Organisations and Employment (iROWE) undertake RKE that influences business improvement and policy, informs teaching, and promotes positive change in the communities we serve. The school also has a new RKE Institute, for which we are in the process of recruiting for a Lead.

The role of Associate Dean (Research & Knowledge Exchange) in the Business School is a new post that represents the opportunity to lead an expanding team of enthusiastic research-focused academics in support of the University strategy. Reporting to the Dean, you will join a supportive School Executive Team and be directly responsible for the school’s professoriate.

You will work closely with the PVC Research and Enterprise, other Associate Deans (RKE) and Research and Enterprise Services to retain an oversight of the University RKE strategy leading into the next REF, KEF and beyond. We will support you to continue your own RKE activity to ensure that you can pursue your personal research aspirations.

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