Aston University
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Aston Business School and the College of Business and Social Sciences

Aston Business School and the College of Business and Social Sciences are central to the mission and to the success of the institution of which they are part. Aston Business School is one of the top triple-accredited business schools in the world. It is renowned for its high levels of student satisfaction, educational innovation and the impact of its research centres on business and government policy globally.

The College is the largest at Aston University by a number of measures, including student numbers, income, number of academic staff and business engagement. Aston Law School has grown rapidly since its inception, with a focus on business law and related disciplines such as IP. The School of Social Sciences and Humanities undertakes highly-regarded teaching and research in sociology, politics, linguistics, culture and history.

Reporting directly to Aston’s new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aleks Subic, the successful candidate will bring inspirational leadership to Aston Business School and the College of Business and Social Sciences. As a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, they will also play a central part in the development of Aston’s university strategy for 2030.

Balancing business authority and academic credibility, candidates will be committed to teaching excellence in business, law and social sciences, to strong graduate employability, to widening access to higher education and to growing business engagement.

You will be able to demonstrate a passion for enterprise, and for deepening Aston’s strong links with business and the professions, which make it distinctive from many other institutions. You also will be committed to growth, and to enhancing Aston’s global footprint, balancing local delivery with hybrid and digital opportunities.

An international reputation as an academic leader in business and management, proven leadership skills, a collaborative mindset and a commitment to excellence are essential.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Monday 17th October 2022.

Please send applications to

Applications must include a full CV and a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how your knowledge, skills and experience match the essential criteria being sought (no more than two pages).