Associate Professor and Head of Department - SEC

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater) (GB)
£52,518 per annum
13 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction

Associate Professor and Head of Department - SEC

Salary to £52,518 per annum

Permanent, 37 hours per week

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Lead our team through an interesting and important change programme.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead this newly-merged department through a period of transition. Overseeing a broad array of changes, you will manage this process seamlessly, using your leadership skills and innovative ideas to handle complex challenges and find high-performing solutions. As a directional figurehead, you will develop our teaching, learning and research capabilities, using your stakeholder management capabilities to direct a team of skilled academic staff at all levels. Guiding them through this dynamic transformation, you will ensure we are providing a consistently high quality of education to our students, including furthering the research potential within the department. You will seek out opportunities for enterprise and the development of intellectual property, and you will ensure your colleagues are working together to achieve our desired standards.

This is a full-time, permanent position, with a starting salary of £52,518 per annum.

The role of Head of Department will be initially for a period of 4 years; this may be renewed for a longer period. If not extended a 6 month sabbatical will be available after which you would return to the substantive academic role of Associate Professor, however, if this is renewed the sabbatical may be available at the end of any subsequent term(s).

The responsibilities attract an annual additional allowance of £3,000 per annum. This allowance would cease when the additional responsibilities are no longer allocated.

The Person

We are proud to be supporting the future innovators of the Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management sectors. It is therefore of vital importance that our staff nurture this talent, which is why we need you. With hands-on professional expertise in one of these fields or a postgraduate or research qualification, you will have experience of leading a team of academics within a Higher Education establishment. You will also have the relevant level of UKPSF recognition or be willing to obtain this. A natural leader, you will inspire our academics to continue working collaboratively, and you will be able to identify and establish opportunities for enterprise. Committed to maintaining your ongoing professional development, you will gain national recognition through the publication of your work and you will have the natural gravitas to act as a spokesperson for the department.

The Faculty

If there’s one thing we stand for above all else at Kingston University’s School of Engineering and the Environment, it’s active, problem-based learning. Our curriculum is designed for employability and a hands on approach is part of our philosophy. In short, making sure our 2,200+ students leave us real-world-ready. Our challenging curricula and outstanding facilities combine across two campuses to deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities in Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management, Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering as well as Geography Geology and the Environment. Join us and you’ll be part of an environment that prizes its facilities and values its people. Here we have everything from wind tunnels, dynocells, rolling road, concrete laboratories, materials and geotechnical laboratories, Global Navigation Satellite Systems equipment, Rapid Prototyping and facilities for exploring fluid dynamics, engine testing, UAVs and flight simulators among much, much more.

Further information

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Prof. George Haritos, Head of School of Engineering and the Environment at or 02084174194.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.