Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Head of School - Birkbeck Business School

United Kingdom

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Head of School - Birkbeck Business School

Birkbeck, University of London, is excited to announce a unique opportunity for a Head of School of Birkbeck Business School to join our Faculty of Business and Law.

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Open ended


Full time



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Faculty of Business and Law

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Birkbeck, University of London, is excited to announce a unique opportunity for a Head of School, Birkbeck Business School to join our Faculty of Business and Law.

As one of eight Schools, as the Head of School, Birkbeck Business School, you will have the opportunity to work closely alongside the Executive Dean of Faculty, Vice Chancellor and senior colleagues as part of the University's leadership team, and make your ambitions a reality.

As the Head of School, Birkbeck Business School, your role will include:

  • Providing strategic leadership, aligning the School's goals with Faculty and University objectives
  • Overseeing day-to-day management of academic staff and efficient use of resources
  • Developing and implementing processes for academic staff review, workload allocation, and mentoring
  • Identifying opportunities for growth in teaching, research, and external partnerships
  • Working with the Vice Chancellor and other leadership team members on specific projects and objectives.
  • We are looking for a Head of School who:

  • Has a strong track record of academic achievement in a discipline relevant to the School
  • Demonstrates strong academic leadership in both teaching and research
  • Has administrative/management experience in a higher education institution
  • Has a good understanding of strategic issues affecting UK and international higher education
  • Has the ability to inspire and foster innovation and initiatives in research, education, and public engagement.
  • Birkbeck, University of London, is a world-class research and teaching institution. We are a vibrant community of scholars, with a commitment to providing academic excellence. Our Faculty of Business and Law, established in 2023 and one of three main faculties, draws together two academically rigorous and vocational disciplines – Birkbeck Business School and Birkbeck Law School.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic leader to shape the future of the Birkbeck Business School. If you are passionate about driving academic excellence and innovation, we would love to hear from you.

    If you have experience or interest in roles such as Dean of Business & Law, Director of Business Studies, Business & Law Department Head, Senior Academic Leader, or Faculty Head, this Head of School, Birkbeck Business School, role could be the next step in your career.


    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and some of the most generous benefits in the sector, all the while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms of Appointment

    Fixed term in role for a period of five years (with a possible extension) after which, an open-ended appointment will be to an academic role at the appropriate level.

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    For further information, please email: [email protected]

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer Scheme.

    Job details


    Head of School - Birkbeck Business School


    Birkbeck, University of London


    United Kingdom


    May 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 06, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Law

    About the employer

    Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

    In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

    The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

    The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

    The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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