Director of The Institute of Hospitality and Tourism

University of East London - Royal Docks School of Business & Law

The University of East London is a dynamic university at the heart of London’s largest regeneration area and adjacent to the site of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The University is known for its commitment to civic engagement and is an anchor university in East London. UEL is an ambitious university with 19,000 students from diverse backgrounds. With its improving results across research and teaching, the University is looking to reposition itself within the higher education sector and London.

We invite you to join us as Director of Institute of Hospitality and Tourism at an exciting time for the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. The Institute is a new entity in the University and the Director will lead on its establishment, launching new programmes in Culinary Arts and revamping existing Tourism and Hospitality programmes. 

With consolidation and restructuring having taken place under new leadership at both the University and School, this is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious and creative individual to develop the Institute and to deliver a transformative experience for our students. 

Your experience will be of the highest calibre from Hospitality, Tourism or other areas of business. Responsible to the Dean of School, you will develop and deliver programmes and lead and manage a team of academic staff. Educated to Masters level, with a Doctorate in a relevant discipline or relevant equivalent professional experience, you will have a credible professional track record and/or research record with an excellent record of high-quality teaching. Additionally, you must have good oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively speak to small and large groups of people. In addition you will contribute to our corporate strategy of civic engagement and connectivity in the community, and in professional and academic circles.

In the School, we take pride in the diversity of our staff and students. Our students are hard-working people from diverse backgrounds who know that a great career requires qualifications as well as practical ability. Our academics deliver original and innovative teaching ensuring that students are academically challenged.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at http://jobs.uel.ac.uk/ (reference number:120a2016). The closing date for applications is 4th January 2017.

Interviews will be held at the end of January 2017.

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted. 

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff

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