Associate Dean: Research

University Of The Arts London - Central Saint Martins

The role

The role of Associate Dean: Research is absolutely central to the intellectual and creative life of Central Saint Martins (CSM). The post holder will lead the way that CSM supports, develops and disseminates its research. The research base at CSM is already very strong, so there is the opportunity to develop new areas and collaborations, as well as bringing out the work of emerging researchers.

The post holder will need to respect and understand the broad range of research interests and methodologies that exist within CSM. The role also demands sensitive negotiation within the complex systems that any large institution throws up, particularly an understanding of the need to address both college and university needs. The post holder will also have to work closely with colleagues in the areas of knowledge exchange and contract research.

Why choose us?

Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education. Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally. The nine programmes at CSM explore the boundaries of their discipline. Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas, and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject, so emerging work is at the forefront of its area.

CSM sits at the heart of London’s creative scene, and of one of Europe’s most dynamic new culture and innovation quarters at King’s Cross, making the college increasingly important to London’s cultural life, and indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible. Research is central to CSM, and informs much of its activity – from teaching, through knowledge exchange to the broad range of creative practices. 

Your profile

You will be an experienced researcher in one of the disciplines covered by CSM, with a track record of high-level outputs, and experience in funding applications and research grant delivery. Candidates of appropriate standing will be considered for a professorial title under normal UAL procedures.

You should also have some experience in research leadership and management. You will need to have knowledge of the various structures and policies associated with HE research, particularly as they impact on the creative arts.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role please contact Staffing Team at CSM via email jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk or telephone 020 7514 7885.

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Interview date: 15 December 2017.

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.  

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date. 

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