Associate Dean Research, Business and Innovation

Kingston, London (Greater) (GB)
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Dean Research, Business and Innovation
Contract type: Permanent 
Actual hours: 37

We have great ambitions at Kingston University, in delivering excellent student experience within a strong research culture. As Associate Dean Research, Business & Innovation in the Kingston School of Art Faculty (KSA), you will have responsibility for the strategic leadership for the development of Research, Business & Innovation in the Faculty. 

This is an important leadership role, requiring vision, knowledge, insight and the energy and ability to achieve shared success. You’ll provide strategic leadership for research and enterprise, and hold responsibility for all areas of KSA’s research performance, budget and quality control, with adherence to financial regulations, the development of inventive and effective income-generating activities and relationships with other schools and faculties.

You’ll be an inspiration to people too, overseeing recruitment and selection, setting targets, mentoring and developing staff, monitoring achievement and managing the performance & development appraisal process (as appropriate).

As a member of the Faculty Management Group, you will also play a full and active role in the strategic and operational leadership of the Faculty.

The Person
An accomplished academic leader, you will have experience in leading teams and inspiring at every turn. You will also bring experience of successfully managing change in a complex environment. You will have a proven and substantive track record in your own area of research, including inclusion in last REF submission, and evidence of international esteem.

You’ll have experience of successfully acquiring external funding and research grants to enhance Faculty income, and a strong track record of engagement with commercial and industrial/professional partners.

More broadly, you will share the University’s commitment to building on existing strengths and working with colleagues to implement appropriate experiences for success from our ethos of opportunity for all.

Your ability to enhance KSA’s research identity and profile will be crucial. In so doing you will ability to create an environment where people work towards a common goal and are held to account, individually and as a team for the agreed output of their work.

The Faculty
Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late nineteenth century KSA established an exceptional reputation, becoming one of the UK’s leading Faculties of art, architecture and design. KSA is now a comprehensive provider of art, design, architecture, humanities, and performing arts education and research. KSA’s strength is reflected by the influence of its globally distributed and celebrated alumni, its subject rankings, research performance, industry and student awards, and the leading brands and institutions that have chosen to work it. 

KSA combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with its numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. The Faculty attracts high quality teachers and researchers and boasts impressive technical resources. As a Faculty within a university that also embraces the areas of health, business, science, engineering and the social sciences, it combines the benefits of having its own arts and humanities identity with an ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments. 

In the top five per cent of the world for art and design education, and very highly ranked for Journalism, English and Philosophy, KSA is on an exciting journey. The University is currently completing a strategic plan to take the institution through the next three years and beyond, and in line with this at KSA we are actively planning for future success. 

Further information
Interviews are scheduled for: w/c 17th June

Closing Date 05/06/2019

For further information please contact the Dean, Prof. Colin Rhodes, 020 8417 4158,