Universities demand a transparent and rigorous approach to searches for senior academic staff, which respects the collegiate approach to university management, but also requires a focus on outcomes. With our balance of experience gained in the higher education, commercial and not-for-profit sectors, Dunbar Executive provides a unique search service to assist universities in the identification and attraction of academic staff. We conduct thorough research, across the regions and within the universities, research institutes and other organisations that we have agreed with our client, source numerous contacts to broaden our search, qualify our targets, and distil an extensive list of sources and possible candidates into a shortlist of high-quality candidates who are committed to the opportunity in question.
In addition to our expertise in academic roles, our considerable experience in executive search in the commercial world makes us the search firm of choice for corporate services roles for universities. Typical assignments that we undertake include: Vice-Chancellor; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research); Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International); Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching); Dean of Business; Dean of Law; Head of School (Health Sciences); Professor of Molecular Biology; Director of Property; Director of Fundraising; Director of Government Liaison; Director of Philanthropy and Development; Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Director (Strategic Planning).
In the private sector, our experience covers a wide range of industries and an equally impressive breadth of roles, at a variety of levels from Board to graduate. Our functional expertise covers finance, marketing and communications, general management, HR, sales, account management, and IT. The list of names on our 'Clients' page is testament to the breadth of our experience and the quality of organisations with which we have worked.