Head of School of Business Cork Institute of Technology Ireland

June 2018
Head of School of Business
Senior Lecturer III


(i) An appropriate Honours degree (first or second class) from a recognised degree awarding authority
or an equivalent relevant professional qualification obtained through examination.

(ii) Not less than five years of relevant professional experience in the sector, in teaching, or in research, subsequent to obtaining the above mentioned qualification.


A doctorate level degree from a recognised degree awarding authority.
It is desirable that candidates would have a relevant postgraduate qualification and one or more of the following: relevant sectoral experience; relevant research experience; relevant academic management experience.


In addition to the minimum qualifications, it may be necessary to introduce further shortlisting criteria. Therefore, applicants may be shortlisted on the basis of qualifications and suitable experience, based on details given in the application form. Applicants should note that they may be called for more than one interview.
The position of Head of School of Business is a senior management post within Cork Institute of
Technology (CIT). The duties of the Head of School of Business include but are not limited to:

 Leading and managing the activities of the School and Departments within the School;
 Allocating and managing the resources of the School including staffing and non-pay
 Leading the development and implementation of School strategy in line with the overall
Faculty and Institute strategy.
 Responsible for the academic development, student experience, quality assurance,
research, engagement, promotion, staff development and performance within the
 Providing relevant reports and information as required.

The Head of School of Business will be a member of the Faculty Executive and report to the Head of
Faculty of Business and Humanities.

Role and Responsibility

The appointee will be responsible to the President through the Head of Faculty for the efficient and
effective management and control of the assigned School, and for its development in accordance
with Institute policy and plans.

The appointee will be expected to play a leading role in the strategic development of the Faculty and
will assist the Head of Faculty, as required, in the management and running of the Faculty. The
Faculty wide duties to be undertaken by the appointee may vary from time to time.
The appointee will act as a leader in quality assurance issues and will implement agreed quality
assurance and other procedures including progression, complaints processing, grievance and
disciplinary, etc.

The appointee will lead, direct and manage the academic programmes at School level including
teaching, research, programme development and design, academic assessment and academic

The appointee will, subject to Institute policy and procedures, manage the School through the Heads
of Department as part of the School management team and formulate and agree on School and
Departmental policy.

The appointee in carrying out his/her functions will have full regard for the functions of the Vice
Presidents, and will work with these and other Heads of School/Department in the overall
development of the Institute.


The appointee will carry out such duties as are assigned by the Head of Faculty and/or the President
including but not limited to:-

 providing overall management and administration of the School
 providing academic leadership and scholarship and ensuring that the range of
programmes provided by the School meet student, Institute, regional and national needs
 preparing a rolling strategic and operational plan for the School and constituent
Departments which is consistent with Institute objectives
 playing a leading role in development, implementation and maintenance of quality
assurance procedures at Institute and School level.
 directing and supervising, as appropriate, the work of members of staff of the School
through the Head(s) of Department, including evaluating staff performance and taking
responsibility for the academic standards of this work and acting in an advisory capacity
and as a professional support in academic matters
 advising on and participating in recruiting suitably qualified staff and managing in
consultation with relevant members of Institute management the development and
implementation of a staff development programme for the School
 maintaining appropriate School records; administering the School budget, and providing
information and reports as required by the Head of Faculty and /or the President
 teaching classes for up to 105 hours per annum and carrying out assessment, monitoring
and evaluation of examination work and providing an academic and consultative support
to students in their learning activities; directing and supervising the work of
Tutor/Demonstrators and taking academic responsibility for the academic standards of
this work
 playing a pivotal role in fostering and developing research and scholarship
 participating in committees and meetings as required
 participating in appropriate activities, including external activities, necessary to the
development and promotion of the School, Faculty and the Institute; advising on the
promotion and marketing of the School, Faculty and the Institute and its courses and
advising on student intake
June 2018
 carrying out such other appropriate duties as may be assigned by the President from time
to time

The performance of this work will require regular attendance at the Institute in addition to class
contact hours during the normal working week.

The appointee will carry out the lawful instructions of the President and comply with the policies
and procedures of the Institute and with the requirements and regulations of the Minister for
Education and Skills.

Applications by CIT eRecruitment only. Applications will not be accepted in any other format. Log on to www.cit.ie/vacancies for further details and to apply for this position.

Closing date for receipt of eApplications is: 1.00 pm on Wednesday, 11 June, 2018.

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