Engineering the future

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As TEDI-London’s deputy dean of education, you can help build a pipeline of talented and innovative graduates at a new type of engineering school

A specialist institution formed in partnership with King’s College London, University of New South Wales Sydney and Arizona State University, TEDI-London is hiring a deputy dean of education to take a significant lead during an exciting time.

TEDI-London will establish a new engineering school in London, aimed at creating socially aware and globally focused engineers who combine a strong eye for design with entrepreneurial skills. Enrolling its first cohort in 2021, its curriculum will take a design-led, project-based approach, placing emphasis on discovery, creativity and partnership – skills that will stand its students in good stead for a rewarding and dynamic career.

The engineering sector desperately needs to build a talent pipeline to meet the requirements of the 21st century. According to the Working Futures 2012-2022 report and graduate forecasts from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency, the UK will not produce enough engineers to fill expected employment demands by 2022. The profession also needs to significantly improve its diversity, with women making up just 8 per cent of engineering undergraduates in the UK. By positioning engineering in a socially conscious context, TEDI-London aims to attract a diverse and inclusive pool of engineering students. One of its goals is to achieve a gender-balanced student population, with a 50:50 domestic-international mix. 

 

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“Coupled with how social context makes engineering more attractive to potential students, employers are crying out for graduates who have greater skills than just the ability to solve a differential equation,” said founding dean Judy Raper in a recent interview for The Engineer. “They want people that can look at problems through a practical lens and come up with solutions that work, not just on paper, but in real-life, for people.” At TEDI, students will learn the underlying academic principles of engineering. Co-designed with employers, its curriculum is also designed to reward learning outcomes that reflect real-world projects, accompanied by online Learning Tree modules.

The ideal candidate for the deputy dean of education at TEDI-London could come from a range of different backgrounds. They may have engineering expertise and no teaching experience, but be able to actively demonstrate their passion and potential to pass on their skills. Alternatively, it may be someone who works in a professional services role, and would relish the opportunity to expand their experience. The successful applicant will be able to shape not only their role but also be part of crafting TEDI-London’s wider culture.

The position involves managing the academic side of TEDI-London’s business, which includes deciding on professional accreditation, developing the curriculum and establishing effective learning outcomes that will reflect engineering roles of the future.

Educated to PhD level or equivalent, the successful candidate will have held a senior management role in the higher education sector and ideally have an understanding of current policies and national developments. The deputy dean of education will join TEDI-London’s executive team and play a significant part in the shape and direction of an exciting new institution. 

If you have the drive to be part of something different, this role could be for you.

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