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Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean - Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities

De Montfort University

Location: Leicester
Salary: Grade SE
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th October 2018
Closes: 8th November 2018
Job Ref: A-60439620-05

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, relevant research and a sector-leading student experience.

The university is now seeking to appoint a new Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Arts, Design and Humanities. The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities aims to embed DMU as a national leader in creative education and research and takes pride in offering innovative courses which balance time-honoured artistic traditions with leading-edge technologies.

Faculty / Directorate

The faculty is home to the creative disciplines and humanities subjects, with subjects taught by internationally acclaimed and award-winning academics. Graduates go on to enjoy success in a wide range of careers with high-profile brands such as Adidas, the BBC, BMW, Disney Studios, Tommy Hilfiger and Next.

Arts, Design and Architecture students benefit from industry-standard facilities complete with cutting-edge technologies such as digital editing suites and dedicated drawing and modelling studios.

World-leading Fashion and Textiles courses offer an extensive range of specialist facilities including professionally equipped studios, textiles testing labs, and shoemaking, weaving, sewing and knitting workshops. Humanities students have access to the full range of audio-visual and IT facilities, including audio, video and web-based learning, and the option to study a language alongside their degree.


Salary to be set by the Vice-Chancellor in accordance with the Senior Staff pay and grading structure

A superb strategic leader with exceptional credentials in their field, you will also support university-wide change and improvement in an innovative and agile manner, demonstrating and promoting counter-intuitive thinking where appropriate.

Externally, you will represent the institution across a range of relevant audiences, working to enhance its brand and reputation regionally, nationally and internationally, for the benefit of all its students and stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate

You will possess a high level of strategic thinking and planning in order to deliver the organisation's vision for the future, both internally and externally. The ability to communicate a vision for the future of the university, and the ability to translate that vision to other members of the staff and student body in order to enthuse, inspire and draw on their support is essential. You will also have the capacity to contribute to the management of the university in pursuit and delivery of strategic aims, including diversification of income streams and negotiating and securing additional funding.

You will be able to demonstrate compelling leadership qualities and interpersonal skills to demand, influence, promote and facilitate the very best academic, professional and student attainment across the university.

De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.

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