Deputy Head of Department of Engineering (Head of Mechanical & Manufacture Engineering)

University of Derby

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the Role 
We are looking for an individual who will contribute to the development and success of the Department and College by working closely with colleagues to ensure that corporate and strategic aims are met. The post holder will also have overall responsibility for the line management of specific staff assigned to them (in an area termed here as a Discipline).

You will ensure that all programmes and modules in the Discipline area deliver inspiring teaching, learning and assessment, resulting in excellent student experience.

You will also ensure high standards of impact through research, scholarship and external engagement by staff in the Discipline area; leading by example and playing a pivotal role in the development of high profile, lasting research and consultancy relationships / projects.

You will work enthusiastically with the Head of Department and the management team to support and develop the work of staff, students and partners in the context of the University’s values and behaviours.

Conferment of professorial status: 
Please note that candidates should be suitably qualified for the personal title of Professor or Associate Professor. A title can only be conferred and appointment made to the post if you fully satisfy the University’s professorial criteria. Prior to making an application, please contact the Recruitment Team ( to be sent further information regarding conferment of professorial status.

It is highly advised that whilst you read through the further information regarding conferment of professorial status that you contact Professor Nick Antonopoulos to discuss the role. He may be contacted on +44 (0)1332 591845 or email


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive Salary reviewed annually
  • Discretionary performance bonus, up to a maximum of 5% of basic salary
  • Private medical health care - cover for self
  • Occupational Pension Scheme 
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Holidays: 30 days plus Statutory and University Discretionary days
  • Opportunity to participate in the UatDerby flexible benefit scheme, including holiday trade

Application procedure
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