Anglia Ruskin University

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Anglia Ruskin University


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Role Managed by:

Zachry Sazali

t: 0207 340 6213


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 08/03/2021

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and are ranked in the top ten of mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating.

We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with 2500 staff and 31000 students from 185 countries.  As an anchor institution in the Eastern Region we are committed to working with others to enhance the social, cultural and economic aspects of our communities.

The Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation will be central to driving this continued excellence by inspiring change and nurturing a successful Faculty research environment across science and engineering. Responsible to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Faculty, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, the postholder will work as a core member of the ARU Research and Innovation Leadership Team. Embedding a culture of knowledge exchange, external industry partnerships, and interdisciplinary collaborations, the Deputy Dean should demonstrate expertise in strategically forging and implementing dynamic research and innovation relationships and initiatives. Working with and supporting the broad range of constituent Schools and Research Institutes within the Faculty, the appointee will co-ordinate the development of a Faculty research and innovation plan, as well as support the Deputy Vice Chancellor in developing and implementing the ARU Research and Innovation Strategy in line with the ambitions of the broader ARU Strategic Plan. Working collegiately, they will foster the growth of inter- and trans-disciplinary research and innovation activities across ARU, leveraging the talents and assets of colleagues by creating a positive culture of planning and implementation and ultimately helping raise the profile of ARU’s research in relevant funding spaces and the wider public.

Successful candidates will bring motivational senior leadership experience in higher education with strong credentials across innovation, impact, and income generation. They will be able to evidence a track record of developing and delivering a robust research and innovation strategy, as well as an experiential understanding of and appreciation for wider corporate development. Prospective candidates will have strong communication and relationship-building skills with a collaborative and supportive leadership style. Candidates must be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to nurturing a culture of research integrity and open research.

Location: Cambridge/Chelmsford.  Please note that the post-holder will be required to travel to other sites and overseas as necessary.

Salary: Competitive.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 8th March 2020. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Zachry Sazali on +44 (0) 20 7340 6213 or

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