Deputy Director of Newcastle University Business School – Academic


2nd March 2020

Closing Date

1st June 2020




Newcastle upon Tyne

Interviews Scheduled

15th July 2020

Newcastle University is a world class research-intensive university delivering teaching and learning of the highest quality. The University plays a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to its continued success.

Newcastle University Business School is located in Newcastle City Centre and at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix, a £350million partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General, where business meets Science.

Home to 4000 students, Newcastle University Business School is one of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. This places the School in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and is testament to our reputation for Teaching and Research. Their vision is to be globally renowned for the Future of Work and developing students for a future they can shape.

The Deputy Director of School (Academic) is a senior appointment and the Director is looking for an experienced academic leader who is passionate about leading and developing academics and who is keen to take on a challenging senior leadership position in a research-intensive culture. The role will suit an academic who has the vision, innovation and leadership skills to support strategic and academic development in a globally renowned international business school that delivers excellence in the Future of Work and develops leaders for a future they can shape

You will be a confident and resilient leader and manager who has experience of leading change and delivering results in a business school and working collaboratively with colleagues across the University. Working extensively with the Director of School, two Deputy Directors of Education and the Senior Executive Board, you will provide inspirational and visible School-wide leadership to academics across the four Subject Groups:

  • Leadership Work and Organisation
  • Marketing Operations and Systems
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics.

You will make a significant contribution to successful strategic implementation and the future success of the Business School.

Candidates must have experience of recruitment and selection, leadership, promotion and development of academics and of operationalising academic workloads. The ability to persuade, influence, motivate, and establish credibility with a wide range of stakeholders, is essential. We are particularly interested in candidates with successful interdisciplinary research collaborations and an interest in the Future of Work or Leading on Leadership.

This senior academic appointment is open-ended and the Deputy Director role is for Three years in the first instance. The Deputy Director role is a key focus, with the remainder of your time allocated to Professorial research and impact and some inspirational teaching as agreed with the appointee and in line with the School’s priorities.

Newcastle University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture and welcome applicants who will help us realise this. Women applicants are particularly encouraged as women are currently under-represented in Professorial roles.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant subject and have a record of excellence in research, engagement and impact (including PhD supervision and research funding).

Further information about this role may be accessed in the Candidate Briefing Pack downloadable from the right hand side of this page. Further information about Newcastle University Business School may also be found there.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact Kiersten Avery at Dixon Walter: 07881344559 or

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How to apply

Applications should be made via email to by Monday 1st June (UPDATED) and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application outlining your interests in and vision for the role. (no more than two pages of A4)
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of your current remuneration and contact details for three referees, one from your current employer (referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Equal Opportunities form (available above)

Shortlisting – Monday 22nd June 2020

Final Interviews – Wednesday 15th July 2020


Following receipt of your application, you will receive an acknowledgment from Dixon Walter. Within this response, you will be required to provide consent under the new General Data Protection Regulation. If you fail to provide this consent your application will not be processed further.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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