Dean of Education

Canterbury Christ Church University - Faculty Office - Education

Background

We believe that higher education has the potential to transform the lives of individuals and communities, and are committed to creating a university that is an inspiring place to work and where every individual feels able to contribute towards this goal.

The Faculty of Education is at the heart of this vision. It is one of the largest providers in England of courses for intending and qualified teachers, and for undergraduates and postgraduates studying in the academic field of education. It defines its mission as Working in Partnership to Transform Society through Education.

To lead the Faculty we are seeking an exceptional individual and respected academic with a strong understanding of the full range of the Faculty's disciplines and subject areas, of the relationships between them, and of the nature and importance of inter- and multi-disciplinary working and of professional programmes in Education. An ability to lead the development of strong and effective external relationships and partnerships is essential.

The Role

As a member of the Senior Management Team the Dean will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the Faculty’s work are aligned to the University’s strategic aims and support its ambitious growth agenda across all student groups (undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research, and international, including transnational).

Applicants will have a track record of highly successful delivery in a higher education context achieved through effective and inspirational leadership and management of individuals and teams, and the ability to collaborate effectively with academic and other professional colleagues.

They will also need to demonstrate the ability to think strategically about the future of Canterbury Christ Church, in the context of the University's Strategic Framework and the changing external environment, and to engage others with their ideas.

Requirements

This is a key appointment to the University's executive, and the successful individual will need to subscribe to our values and culture of being a supportive, inclusive and student-focused institution striving for excellence in education, research, enterprise and knowledge exchange. 

Additional Information

For an informal conversation about the role with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Shepherd, please contact Caroline Lewis (caroline.lewis@canterbury.ac.uk; +44 (0)1227 923392).

Start date for applications: 12 April 2018

Interviews are to be held: 25 May 2018

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