Associate Dean for Research, School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a thriving and ambitious institution that is host to over 30,000 students and 4,000 staff. With a clear mission to connect students’ aspirations with employers’ needs, NTU has enjoyed a steady rise up the league tables in recent years, and is in receipt of a number of prestigious national awards. These include the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, the Queen’s Anniversary Award Prize for Research, a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework Award, and recognition as Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. NTU is proud of its civic heritage and plays a key role in the life of Nottingham as a city through the presence of its exceptional campus, the contribution of staff and students to local communities, and indeed the focussed, impactful nature of its research.

The School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment is located within the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities. It provides professionally-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses including (but not limited to) Civil Engineering, Real Estate, Construction, Architecture, and Product Design, all of which have strong links with industry. The School has a lively research culture that has been driven by EPSRC, ESRC and DEFRA funding (amongst others) and operates in close collaboration with partners from a range of sectors. Recent successes include a €6m Horizon 2020 Grant.

The role of Associate Dean for Research is an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to take the research agenda to the next exciting level in the School’s evolution. With strong foundations and exceptional facilities in place, there is huge scope to augment both the quality and quantity of outputs in preparation for the next round of the Research Excellence Framework and, more importantly, in line with NTU’s overall strategy. Reporting to the Dean of the School, and working closely with the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and the Director of the University’s Research Office, the appointed candidate will develop, implement, and monitor the School’s Research Plan through stimulating further high-quality research activity.

NTU is seeking to attract an experienced research leader with a strong personal academic profile. The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of grant capture, research capacity, capability and impact, combined with the ability to manage and inspire individuals at all levels of seniority. Integral to this will be a personal drive to enable the achievement of global research excellence, accompanied by a genuine appreciation of the impact that research can have upon society as a whole.

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