Dean - Faculty of Computing Engineering and Science

Monday, 20 July 2020
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Monday, 17 August 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting role in an area of strategic importance to the University. It will be attractive to a business-focussed individual with a proven record of accomplishment in academia, who can provide strategic leadership for a STEM Faculty within an innovative, thriving and sustainable higher education institution.

Founded by industry and the professions, the University of South Wales, with around 25,000 students, is one of Britain’s most exciting universities and a major player in higher education. One of the largest campus universities in the UK, it attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from over 120 countries and all backgrounds. Within the UK, USW is unique in the breadth of its role, encompassing a modern university and two subsidiaries in Wales’s national conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and The College Merthyr Tydfil. Students learn how their profession works in real life, exploring their field through courses taught in unique hands-on environments including their own airliner, moot courtroom, TV studios, stock exchange trading room, simulated hospital ward, and scene of crime house. Sports students train and play on facilities used and endorsed by world champions such as the All Blacks.

The Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science will provide strategic direction, change management capability, leadership in academic planning and administrative oversight for the Faculty. The aim is to achieve the highest standards of quality in engineering, computer and science education, research and commercial enterprise and to build reputation and market share.

The Dean should position the Faculty as an exemplar of the University 2030 Strategy, at the leading edge of University performance metrics. Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and serving as a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Board, the focus will be on growing student numbers and strengthening supply chains for home and international students, as well as enhancing research and commercial income and performance.

We expect our Deans to be entrepreneurial in approach, but to do so within a framework of quality and standards, effective resource management, customer service and good business sense. A calm and consistent presence, through their vision for the Faculty the Dean should be able to lead colleagues through the implementation of strategy in the medium and long term, whilst effectively managing the challenges of the short-term.

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Calvert, Deputy Vice Chancellor by e-mail:

This position is based at the Treforest Campus of the University of South Wales with travel around all campuses. The terms and conditions of the post (including grade and salary) will be those of the University of South Wales.

CLOSING DATE: 17 August 2020