Deputy Dean

London (GB)
09 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
08 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

The City Law School
Deputy Dean
SALARY: Competitive

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (35% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.  Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.  

The City Law School is the first in London and the only in the University of London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education.  It has a professional education pedigree that dates back over 100 years. The School has made significant advances in both research and education and seeks to build upon that success to become one of the UK’s leading law schools as it takes advantage of the new regulatory landscape for legal education. The City Law School offers a complete portfolio of legal education and training including undergraduate and postgraduate Law degrees, the Bar Professional Training Course, the Legal Practice Course and post-qualification Continuing Professional Development. 

The School is home to over 100 academics and approximately 2,500 students studying on the full range of academic and professional programmes.  Investment in City’s estate is supporting the integration of the School into a splendid new building, which will provide The City Law School with a new home on City’s main campus at Northampton Square in 2020.   
The School is seeking to appoint a Deputy Dean to provide support to the Dean during this significant transition.   

Playing a key role in the School’s management team, the Deputy Dean will work closely with the Dean to provide academic and operational leadership with particular responsibilities for people and culture.  

The appointed candidate will have an excellent degree (or equivalent) in Law; a PhD (or equivalent) in Law or a related subject; a world-leading or internationally excellent research profile; knowledge of legal education, training, research and scholarship within a law school; and experience in a leadership role in Higher Education.  He or she will also have an understanding of diversity and equality including the principles of the Athena SWAN charter.  

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits, including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.   

Application deadline: 8 May 2019  

It is currently anticipated that interviews will take place during week commencing 17 June 2019. 

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Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity 

Academic excellence for business and the professions 

Athena Swan