The Dean of the Bartlett 

London (GB)
23 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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The Dean of the Bartlett 
UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment
Location of position: London 
Hours: Full time 
Salary range: Competitive with comprehensive benefits package


About UCL
With around 38,000 students, 12,000 staff, and an annual income of over £1.3bn, UCL is one of the largest and most complex universities in the UK. Its ethos – that excellence should go hand-in-hand with enriching society – is as strong today as it was at its establishment in 1826. It is currently ranked 7th worldwide in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, and performed outstandingly well in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, becoming the UK’s top-rated university for research strength. It also achieved Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

About the role
The Dean of The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, is a truly unique role. The Bartlett’s name is globally recognised and over the last several years has grown to become the most comprehensive built environment faculty in the UK. Our work is about human spaces; from physical structures like homes, buildings and cities, to the invisible structures that govern these things: political, legal and financial. We are a highly multidisciplinary faculty, and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we were found to have produced more 4*-rated research than our next three UK competitors combined and are anticipating an equally successful REF2021.

The Bartlett was awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award across the entire faculty in 2016 and we are continuing with our mission to embody equality, diversity and inclusion across the senior leadership right down to the students. We are spearheading a new initiative to bring greater diversity to the built environment professions and open up education to a new audience. We are pledging that 2% of our student intake are to receive a full fee waiver and a living stipend, starting in 2020, with the aim of growing this percentage over time.

During 2019, the faculty will be celebrating the centenary of being named The Bartlett. The new Dean will provide a cohesive vision across the faculty as we start our journey into the next 100 years.

Key requirements
Candidates for this role will have an outstanding international research and academic profile with substantial seminal contributions to the advancement of your discipline. Alongside this you will have significant experience of creating a culture of high performance, collaboration and continuous improvement, with proven ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of academic, research and professional services colleagues to achieve departmental, faculty and UCL goals. Your ability to contribute effectively to UCL strategy and to promote UCL values and objectives both internally and externally will be underpinned by outstanding interpersonal, influencing and organisational skills. 

Further details
For more details and to apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit and search for job reference number 1769192. At the bottom of the job advert you will find a full recruitment information pack, including details on the recruitment timeline.

For a conversation in confidence about the role please contact Professor David Price, Vice Provost (Research) (, and for questions regarding the selection process, please contact Claire Rowlinson, Head of HR for The School of the Built Environment, Engineering and Mathematical and Physical Sciences ( 

The close date for applications is Sunday 6 January 2019. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.