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Dean of School

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  Competitive salary
Closing Date:  Sunday 28 February 2021
Reference:  DEAN-SOT

As part of a reconfiguration of our academic schools, a new School comprising architecture, built environment, computing, engineering, interior and product design and mathematics is being established on our Moulsecoomb campus.

As part of the process, we are looking to appoint a new Dean to establish the vision for the new School in the context of the University Strategy ‘Practical Wisdom’ reflecting the University values of creativity, inclusivity, sustainability and partnership through its culture, academic portfolio and research. 

As a senior leader of the University, the Dean will:

  • play a pivotal role in the strategic development, operation and academic performance of the School in relation to education, student experience and research
  • provide academic vision and direction to the school, effective leadership of staff and management of resources
  • be collectively responsible, with the University Executive Board, for shaping the academic strategic direction, development and performance of the university through specific institution-wide responsibilities   
  • represent the School and the University externally to build strategic partnerships, enhance reputation and contribute to relevant regional, national and international developments of the associated subjects and professions

We are, therefore, looking for candidates who will bring truly inspirational leadership and a pioneering, transformative outlook to teaching, learning and research activities, as well as the ability to negotiate and navigate complex situations. 

If you feel you have the skills that we are looking for and share our belief and passion for the organisation, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

If you would like to know about this exciting opportunity please follow the link to our microsite here where you will also find information on how to apply.  For an informal and confidential conversation, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Ross Highfield or Alison Elton on 07891 138 886. 


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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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