Industry Collaboration Zone (ICZ) Director

University of Salford - Industry Collaboration Zones

Once at the centre of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford is now at the heart of 21st century creativity and learning. The current University Strategy 2016 – 2021 is underpinned by our Vision ‘By pioneering exceptional industry partnerships we will lead the way in real world experiences preparing students for life’. The focus is on developing cross-sector ‘industry’ partnerships building upon the University’s heritage and embracing our future aspirations. The development of Industry Collaboration Zones (ICZs) is the single strategic priority over the five years of the strategy to support the achievement of this Vision. The aim of the ICZs is to: ‘unite staff, students, industry and communities in a multi-disciplinary, technology enabled environment in the pursuit of the shared goals of knowledge, learning and innovation.’ 

Four ICZs have been developed: ‘Digital and Creative’; ‘Engineering and Environments’; ’Health, Wellbeing and Society’; and ‘Sport’. The University is currently seeking to appoint a Director to the ‘Sport’ ICZ. Reporting into the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Director will be responsible for the operational and strategic leadership and management of the individual ICZ. Working closely with the Deans of School and the Directors of Professional Service, the Director will work in an integrated manner to ensure successful outcomes ranging from delivering work-based learning opportunities co-created with industry through to ensuring research and enterprise activities are grounded in the needs of industry and contribute to meeting global challenges.

The University wishes to complete its ICZ team by appointing an individual of character, credibility in academia and/or industry, and with a track record of delivery in their field to help us achieve our strategic ambitions. The successful applicant will have proven management and leadership skills within an HE environment or equivalent industry sector. They will have high level specialist subject knowledge which reflects the ICZ and a sound understanding of the external environment at both national and international level.

Closing date: Friday 25th August 2017 at noon

Interview date: TBC

At the University of Salford we are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equality and diversity.  

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