Dean of the Faculty of Education and the Arts

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University of Winchester


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Role Managed by:

Isaac Castella McDonald

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 21/06/2023

Formal Interview Date: 14 September 2023

The University of Winchester is an ambitious institution with a commitment to educational excellence and student success.

Founded in 1840 by the Church of England to train teachers working in disadvantaged communities, the University has grown to be an institution of 8, 500 students and over 1,000 members of staff. The University is widely known for its strengths in education; business; health, wellbeing, and sport; social sciences, humanities, and the arts.

The University is located on a beautiful campus within the historic city of Winchester and is proud to be recognised for its work in preparing students for success. Its primary and secondary initial teacher training programmes are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

We are now seeking to appoint a new Dean of the Faculty of Education and the Arts. Reporting to a Pro Vice-Chancellor and working as part of the University’s Executive Leadership Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership of the Faculty, identifying areas of growth and development and supporting colleagues in realising opportunities. This is an exciting time to be joining the University, with a new Vice-Chancellor and a new Strategic Plan supported by a suite of enabling strategies.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring, visionary and entrepreneurial individual with significant experience in Teacher Education in HE, alongside a strong interest in the Arts and a track record of leading interdisciplinary work and initiatives. The successful candidate will balance leadership with strategic external engagement. They will have a commitment to student education, experience and outcomes and research as a force for good. They will have a clear ambition to grow the Faculty.

The University would welcome applications from candidates with the qualifications and experience to undertake this role. We are committed to being a fully inclusive and diverse community. We seek and encourage applications for this role from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups.

Applications should consist of a covering letter, full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements. Candidates who have particular requirements, if invited to interview, should make them clear in their applications.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st June at noon BST.  

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