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Head of Subject – Public Relations, Marketing and Journalism

At Leeds Business School (LBS), we are committed to continual professional development and a collegiate culture which enriches student and staff experience. As a School we place a strong emphasis on excellent practice and research informed education with impact and we are investing in our school’s international student cohort and growing the numbers significantly. Join us now and help shape our future.

We seek to appoint two Heads of Subject to join one of the most engaged business schools in the region and lead the successful development and delivery of our programme activity and research within the Economics subject group, and the Public Relations, Marketing and Journalism subject group. These subject areas have significant track records in engaging with the practice community, producing high-performing alumni at graduate and postgraduate level as well as spearheading and innovating in subject leading research.

You will be an established academic with strong records in teaching, research and professional practice in the subject areas, a committed team player with proven experience of leading, managing and deploying a large team of staff. You will also possess experience in developing and delivering strategies to increase student recruitment, improve league table positions and the overall reputation of the school.

As a Head of Subject, you will be responsible for providing academic leadership including the direct line management of academic staff and will report directly to the Dean of School. Both as a Head of Subject and as a member of the School’s Leadership Team you will play a key strategic role in ensuring the development and enhancement of the subject areas as well as their regional, national and international reputation. This post is critical to the successful development and implementation of our Strategic Plan and will be key in sustaining and improving the school’s performance against sector benchmarks.

To apply, please provide a CV and supporting statement (of no more than 3 sides of A4) addressing the employee specification.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.

Working here means you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

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