Kent Business School

Kent Business School

Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and
is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) which
places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s
Business Schools attaining this accreditation.

Engaging teaching, world-class research, professional partnerships and an international
community create an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, where innovation is encouraged
and challenges welcomed. We are a research-intensive business school that produces
rigorous and relevant knowledge which informs and impacts on the practice of management.
Acting as an intellectual hub, we aim to develop innovative and sustainable approaches to
management that address organisational and societal challenges. We are committed to
developing employable, ethical and responsible graduates as well as managers and leaders
who will make a difference. The appointment of new and highly motivated staff has
transformed the research culture within the School, attracting interest nationally and
internationally.

KBS is the largest school within the University and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The School
has 2388 students and 137 staff. We offer a strong and growing portfolio of undergraduate,
postgraduate taught and research programmes on our two campuses in Canterbury and
Medway. The School also delivers part of its MBA programme in Brussels and Paris.

We are investing in our programmes, staff, and facilities. In Canterbury, KBS moved into their
new home ‘Sibson’ in early 2017. The state-of-the-art building with new teaching and learning
rooms and modern social and breakout areas, encapsulate KBS academic values and identity.
In Medway, KBS re-located to the Historic Dockyard, occupying the ‘Sail and Colour Loft’.
Here, modern learning facilities feature within an iconic historic building forming inspiring
learning spaces. Further expansion of these facilities is due to be completed in 2019 providing
further space for both students and staff

Further information on Kent Business School can be found on the School’s website: www.kent.ac.uk/kbs

 

Job Vacancies

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Professor - Associate Dean of Education and UG Student Experience - Ref. No. SS-264-20
Kent Business School (KBS) is seeking to appoint an Associate Dean of Education and UG Student Experience to provide strategic leadership in education and UG student experience across the School. You will lead the development and implementation of the School’s educational and student experience strategy in line with University ambitions to improve the quality of the overall student experience, extend the student educational offer and grow student income. This appointment includes an underlying substantive and on-going post of Professor in the Kent Business School. This underlying post is the one to which, subject to renewal of this Deputy Dean appointment, the role-holder will return at the end of the three year tenure. Candidates for the Deputy Dean role will be fully research active academics and will continue being research active while holding the role.
Closing Date: Tue 10th Nov 2020
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Professor - Deputy Dean (People & Planning) - Ref. No. SS-265-20
Kent Business School (KBS) is seeking to appoint a Deputy Dean to oversee staffing matters (including EDI, probation and mentoring, RPD, staff development, workload allocation, and liaison with the Division’s UCU representatives), and contribute to the development of academic strategy and planning. You will represent the School in the absence of the Dean. This appointment includes an underlying substantive and on-going post of Professor in the Kent Business School. This underlying post is the one to which, subject to renewal of this Deputy Dean appointment, the role-holder will return at the end of the three year tenure. Candidates for the Deputy Dean role will be fully research active academics and will continue being research active while holding the role. You will be a member of the School’s Senior Management Team (SMT) (in which capacity the role-holder will work closely with the Dean, the School’s Director of Operations, and the other SMT members). This role carries a high level of autonomy and responsibility; the role-holder will possess the skills to lead, inspire, and, working closely with the Dean, identify the need for change and establish clear goals for the School. The ability to work effectively with colleagues is essential. Upon appointment, the role-holder will agree a set of aims and objectives with the Dean, with regular meetings thereafter. You will commit to their own staff development and training to support the delivery of their duties, and they will ensure a smooth and effective handover at the end of the term of office.
Closing Date: Tue 10th Nov 2020
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