Reporting to the Dean of School, the Deputy Dean is key to leading the delivery of the school’s plan, deputising for the Dean as appropriate. The Deputy Dean will provide strong and inspirational leadership and management across the school. Leading the Associate Deans and Heads of Division, the Deputy Dean will operationalise strategic objectives in order to enhance student and staff experiences and ensure successful delivery and impact of the school plan and university strategy. The postholder will stimulate a high-quality, supportive and inclusive academic and research environment which encourages and supports staff to undertake activities that contribute to an excellent student and staff experience.
As a Deputy Dean your key responsibilities will include:
The successful candidate should have the following:
University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.
With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.
UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).
The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS delivers programmes at 3 campuses in Scotland and London. It offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors. For additional information and general enquiries regarding the School then please contact Julie.Edgar@uws.ac.uk
The School of Health & Life Sciences
The School offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the health care and life sciences sectors. At UWS, our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities amongst the very best in the country, and we enjoy well-established links with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors.
The School covers a breadth of subject areas and is currently broken down into four Divisions:
The School of Health & Life Sciences is the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education in Scotland
The School of Health and Life Sciences hosts a vibrant community of interdisciplinary research from bench to bedside to community. It has very strong research links across the University and to other institutions in the UK and internationally and aligns to the University’s strategic objectives, including to develop and grow distinctive research and innovation committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This creates a flexible and supportive environment for research that is currently organised into three areas within the School
Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research
Sport and Physical Activity Research Institute
Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice
Colleagues within the School also collaborate across the Institution, predominately but not exclusively with the following research areas;
Our School is involved in ground-breaking, internationally relevant research that is continuing to establish the University as a force for good. We are ranked 1st for research intensity in the Complete University Guide 2022 in nursing, biological sciences and biomedical science subjects.
In REF2021, we submitted to Units of Assessment 3, 7 and 24.
Our academics are making a difference in a number of areas including:
We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:
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Closing Date: Thursday 19th October 2023
Interview Date: Monday 30th October 2023 at the Lanarkshire Campus
UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.