Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Ref: GRA-0010

Anglia Ruskin University

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

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Role Managed by:

James Ingram

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6253


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 06/06/2022

Formal Interview Date: Friday 29th July 2022, 9:00-5:00pm (Cambridge campus)

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 in the top ten 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 around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries.  With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

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.

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The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Monday 6th June 2022.

Candidates to be available between Thursday 16th June and Monday 27th June 2022 for preliminary interviews with Perrett Laver consultants.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Research Associate, James Ingram on +44 (0)20 7340 6253 or

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