City, University of London - Dean of Bayes Business School
City, a constituent college of the University of London, is committed to business and the professions, delivering education and research deeply informed by, and engaged with, practice. Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) is at the centre of the university, embedded in the City of London, a global financial and commercial centre,
and the vibrant and creative tech zone that surrounds it.
City attracts around 20,000 students (35 per cent at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries. The School has around 4,500 students (40% at postgraduate level) many of whom are international.
We are looking for a Dean for Bayes Business School at a very important time both for the School and for City more generally. City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its infrastructure and its estate. Most recently, we have invested in an additional flagship building for Bayes Business School in the prime location of Finsbury Square. Under the leadership of our new President, Professor Anthony Finkelstein, we are reviewing our strategy and positioning. This will direct the next phase of our development. We envisage that it will entail us making bold choices that reflect our ambitions.
Bayes Business School changed its name from Cass Business School in September 2021. An increasing awareness of the links between our former namesake Sir John Cass and the slave trade made us and our stakeholders reflect on whether such a link was consistent with the School's values. Alongside the new name, we are addressing inequality and participation more widely through an increased focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Bayes Business School is among the small group of business schools with an established reputation for excellence in both business research and education. Bayes holds the "triple-crown" accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The School, its research, and its programmes are consistently ranked among the best in the world.
We are, despite this, not complacent. On the contrary, we will be seeking significantly to develop our research and education and, critically, our engagement with practice. We are conscious that business schools are experiencing disruption in how research is undertaken and disseminated, in how education is delivered and in what is expected by business and society from a business school. We are ready to respond to this and to shape the future.
The 'Executive' Dean reports directly to the President and is a member of City's Senior Leadership Team. The Dean is responsible for the School's academic and financial performance and is amongst the most senior and influential leaders in City.
The appointed candidate will lead the School and the university through its next phase of strategic development and change; will strengthen further its culture of excellence and will identify and nurture areas for collaboration within and beyond City.
The appointed candidate will demonstrate a sustained track record of success in leadership and management in an environment of relevant scale; the ability to lead change; the ability to work closely within a senior leadership team; outstanding strategic, interpersonal and communication skills; the judgement and maturity to manage complex relationships; and the standing to lead the School, to act as its ambassador and to contribute to the leadership of the institution. They will be expected to have a background of substantial personal achievement in research, education or practice relevant to the role.
Perrett Laver is supporting the Appointment Panel to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates. We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups and communities to apply, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and/or with characteristics protected under the Equalities Act including race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and religion & belief.
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and other benefits.
For an application pack, please visit: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference 5168. To request a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Sukhpal Uppal on Sukhpal.Uppal@ perrettlaver.com
Closing date: 29th November 2021
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit City in mid-February 2022 and the final interviews will be held on 1st March 2022.
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