Head of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts

University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

The University is seeking a dynamic individual with energy and vision to be Head of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts to lead and direct the progress of the School from its current position of strength.

As a high-profile role within the University, it provides academic and professional leadership within the context of the Faculty and the University’s values, mission and strategic plan to ensure the effective governance of academic schools.

You will be able to demonstrate academic leadership (or professional equivalent) and have a strong track record of educational achievements related to teaching. You will have the proven ability to lead and inspire a team and work with vision and foresight successfully, as well as having experience of actively contributing to the leadership and development of an organization or key function at a strategic or senior management level.

Competitive salary based on the Management and Professorial scale which starts at £62,229 per annum. You will also receive an annual Head of School allowance of £8,400. Term: 3 years, with a possibility of a second 3 year term. The Professorial position attached to this post is on-going.

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
The School is part of the Faculty of Sciences and prides itself on offering excellent teaching in an environment supporting world-class research in its subject areas. The School has an excellent track record of achievement in teaching, in research, and in enterprise-led activity, maintaining strong working links with academic and industrial organisations within the UK, in Europe, and worldwide.

Founded in 1966 as the Electronics Laboratory, it became the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) in 2009 to better reflect the breadth of interdisciplinary knowledge. Combining both digital arts with engineering and technology in one school makes studying in EDA truly unique.

The School shared in the University of Kent’s success in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, with 70% of the School’s research activity assessed to be either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). EDA was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity, where 98% of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality.

The University was awarded an institutional Bronze Award in 2013, to recognise our commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). Six Kent Science Schools, including the EDA were awarded Athena SWAN Bronze Awards in their own right.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held on 1 February 2017.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the Candidate Brief and also apply for this post. For further information please contact Louise Barlow: l.j.barlow@kent.ac.uk

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form and upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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