Head of Academic Department Art and Design

Buckinghamshire New University - Academic Department for Art & Design

Buckinghamshire New University has a strong reputation for Arts & Creative Industries with a portfolio spanning design-based disciplines including Graphics, Creative Advertising, Fashion and Textiles, along with Media, Animation, Music and Performing Arts.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, well connected and ambitious applicant to the role of Head of Academic Department for Art & Design. The successful candidate will provide management and strategic leadership for the development of curriculum in Art & Design related disciplines and in cross-Departmental, Faculty and University curriculum development which links to these disciplines. A significant part of the role will also include establishing a research and enterprise focus for the academic staff in this area, with good potential to be aligned to future REF submissions, and to lead on successful related funding bids as required.

More generally, they will leading on making year on year performance improvements to NSS, DHELE and HESA returns with a key focus on strategies for improving the student journey, and fostering a partnership approach to the higher education learning experience.

What you can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including: training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

For further information about this role please contact Frazer Mackenzie, Head of School, Arts and Creative Industries at frazer.mackenzie@bucks.ac.uk.

All applications are to be made on-line. The University operates an anonymized shortlisting process and therefore you are unable to upload a CV or any supporting documents. Please ensure the application form is filled out in full.

Previous applicants for this post need not re-apply.

Ref: 16/2239
Interview Date: 17 January 2017

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Bucks New University will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EAA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Bucks New University is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity and is a two ticks Employer.

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