Dean of Science and Engineering

Ref: 3748

University of Dundee


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Role Managed by:

Ian Hower

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6213


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 08/10/2018

The University of Dundee is the UK’s most research-intensive medium-sized university, with an international reputation for excellence and impact that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world. The University ranks in the UK’s top three for research income per capita, with 95% of staff working in areas of national or international excellence and also holds a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The University is now seeking to recruit a Dean of the School of Science and Engineering.

The School of Science and Engineering has built a long and successful international reputation for excellent teaching and topical research, particularly in addressing global challenges in energy, the environment, healthcare, technology, and infrastructure. Our unique combination of disciplines provides students and the School with research and education opportunities across many fields of study.

Reporting to the Vice-Principal (Provost), the Dean will be tasked with developing and delivering an inspiring vision for the School in alignment with the University strategy and values and working with the Vice-Principals, other Deans of School and senior managers to develop a high-performance community. The appointee will be a member of the University Management Group and the Deans’ Group.

The successful candidate will bring the necessary academic credentials in research and teaching in a relevant discipline, as well as leadership experience within higher education and the ability to engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Interpersonal, listening and communication skills, with high levels of integrity and authenticity, will be critical.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th October 2018, at 17:00 BST.

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff network groups for LGBT, BME and disability; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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