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Head of School Engineering and Sustainable Development

De Montfort University

Location: Leicester
Salary: £68,000 to £75,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
 

De Montfort University (DMU) are looking to appoint a new Head of School Engineering and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Media. DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. We strive to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success.

Faculty

The faculty is home to a diverse range of courses across three specialist schools, the School of Computer Science and Informatics, School of Engineering and Sustainable Development, and the Leicester Media School. Our courses are taught by experienced academics in professional facilities using cutting-edge technology equipping students with the skills and specialist knowledge to solve real-world problems. We are proud of our achievements in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media and look to make a further senior appointment to support the PVC/Dean in our journey.

The role

As the Head of School for Engineering and Sustainable Development, you will work closely with the Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor and will be a part of the faculty’s senior leadership team. You will be providing strategic leadership by way of policy and decision-making building upon existing academic, professional and research strengths in the school.

In your new role, you will provide strategic research and academic leadership within the School through effective strategic planning, operational management and leading by example. You will develop and strategic plans and goals - inclusive of plans for teaching and learning, research and commercial activity. You will engage in managerial and administrative functions. You will assume responsibility for oversight of Student Recruitment and effectively contribute to targets regarding Student Engagement, Access and Participation and, Graduate Outcomes. You will also communicate internal policies and procedures to staff.

What you will need to succeed

With a strong track record in academic leadership, strategic leadership and management experience, you will add value in not only leading the School, but playing a key leadership role across the faculty.  Your substantive background will be in one of the disciplines represented within the School, yet you will have the interest and empathy to be credible across all disciplines.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following documentation to the Talent Acquisition Team by emailing talent@dmu.ac.uk by 08/01/2023:

A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements and details of two referees.

A supporting statement no more than four pages explaining how you consider your key skills, knowledge qualities and experience with particular reference to the role details set out in the candidate pack.

Please use Application for Head of School Engineering and Sustainable Development in the subject field of the correspondence

For any information enquiries, please email our Talent Acquisition Team; talent@dmu.ac.uk.

Interviews will take place on DMU’s campus on 19th January 2023.

Further information

CEM Deputy Dean (dmu.ac.uk)

Equality & Diversity

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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