Academic Dean

Leipzig, (DE)
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Lancaster University is seeking an outstanding leader for the post of Academic Dean, Lancaster University Leipzig (LU Leipzig). 

LU Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK.  As part of its first phase of development, the Leipzig campus will offer four Lancaster University accredited Bachelor of Science programmes taught by the University, and a Lancaster University accredited foundation programme delivered by Navitas. 

The University is committed to providing the same academic quality and fully rounded student experience as in the UK. LU Leipzig will engage in both teaching and research activities, and further develop the University’s global reputation for excellence.

As Academic Dean, you will play a lead role in ensuring the quality of teaching, enhancing standards, promoting programmes and developing new opportunities across the academic portfolio of LU Leipzig’s dual degree programmes. 

The Academic Dean is the most senior academic posting at LU Leipzig and holds primary responsibility for representing Lancaster with academic and professional services partner staff, students and various external agencies, whilst also acting as senior liaison to Lancaster staff in the UK. 

The primary remit of the position is to support the building of a successful teaching partnership and, as the campus develops, to advance partnership activities along three major themes: teaching, research and engagement.

How to Apply

Initial contact should be made with WittKieffer, the executive search firm exclusively engaged to assist with the appointment. You can find further details, including vacancy pack, by visiting

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Evan Yeckley via / +44 7408 834744 or Natalie Derry via /+44 7408 851596.