Director of Computing and Digital Technologies

London (GB)
04 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Roehampton

Director of Computing and Digital Technologies

The University is seeking to recruit a Director of Computing and Digital Technologies to launch a new academic discipline. The new Director will be expected to develop a suite of teaching programmes and build research and professional activity from scratch, within the context of the University’s Strategic Plan. An early priority will be to develop a business plan and vision. The new Director will recruit, manage and develop his/her own team. The role will involve marketing the programmes, both within the University and externally, and building relationships and placement opportunities. The new subject area will sit within the Department of Media, Culture and Language, while it establishes itself, and the Director will sit on the departmental top team.

Ideal candidates will have an academic background and some research credibility in a relevant field, which could be computer and data science, computer games technology, computer networks, digital media computing, or game design, production and development, etc. Candidates must enjoy taking on a project and building something new. They must understand research and the REF. They will bring a track-record of programme development and strong project management skills in developing new courses, combined with experience of managing people and budgets. They will demonstrate excellent vision, as well as proven leadership especially in a start-up setting. The ability to develop something new from scratch will be critical. Candidates must be highly driven, ambitious and resourceful self-starters.

At the University of Roehampton, London, we change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life. With international reach, our research informs policy, enriches culture and improves people’s lives.  We have world-class research across all of our academic departments and in the last Research Excellence Framework, we were most research-intensive modern university in the country.

We have a proud and distinguished history dating back to the 1840s. Through the oldest of our four Colleges, Whitelands, we have provided higher education to women for longer than any other university in the country. Our values come from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership.

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching, and working.

For further details of the role, please visit  To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to

The closing date is: 2 November 2018 .

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.