Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Society and Professional Studies

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Circa £80,000 per annum
14 May 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Society and Professional Studies
Circa £80,000 per annum
Ref: NU2119

The University is seeking to appoint to the post of Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Society and Professional Studies. The Faculty was newly formed in 2017 and comprises three Departments: 

  • Department of Arts and Humanities
  • Department of Social Science and Business
  • Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences  

Within these Departments the Faculty offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across Business and Management, Criminology, Drama, English and Creative Writing, Health and Social Care, History, Working with Children, Young People and Families, Theology, Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Law, Sport and Health.   

The Executive Dean will provide strategic leadership for the Faculty, promoting the development of the portfolio, improving the student academic experience, championing research, and seeking to expand CPD and consultancy work. They will also represent the University in key external networks, enhancing the University’s reputation, and using these external contacts to grow the Faculty.   

The Executive Dean will be a member of the University Leadership Team and the University Operations Team, with executive authority within the Faculty. The post holder will report to the Vice-Chancellor, supporting the leadership of the institution and, from time-to-time, taking leadership on cross-institutional issues. They will be expected to make a significant contribution to the achievement of the University’s strategic plan and to the periodic updating of this plan. 

The post holder will lead and manage the Faculty and its staff in order to deliver excellence across the full range of academic activities, within the context of the strategic and operational development of the University. 

To succeed in this role, the successful applicant must hold a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification and a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. FHEA) or willingness to attain this within 12 months of appointment. They must have specialist subject expertise within one or more disciplines relevant to the Faculty and a strong teaching record in Higher Education, together with excellent leadership and management experience of a diverse group of professional staff and experience of dealing with professional bodies and accreditation issues in Faculty-related professional areas. 

Proven experience of leading teams within a multi-disciplinary academic environment is essential, together with high-level knowledge, understanding and experience of strategically developing and enhancing learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education within a context of internal and external Quality Assurance and Enhancement frameworks. 

Informal enquiries about this opportunity are very welcome. Please contact Professor Peter Childs, Acting Vice Chancellor, at P.Childs@staff.newman.ac.uk if you would like to discuss the role further.   

An application form and further details about this role are available from: https://www.newman.ac.uk/jobs/executive-dean-faculty-of-arts-society-and-professional-studies/ [newman.ac.uk]  or alternatively please email: recruitment@newman.ac.uk or telephone 0121 476 1181, Ext 2456 or 2398.   
Closing date for applications: Midday, Wednesday 12th June 2019.

Interviews will take place on Friday 28th June 2019. 
Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience. 

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits including 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time posts), pension scheme, staff membership for all sports/leisure facilities, chaplaincy and spiritual care, catering facilities, an onsite crèche facility, library services, employee assistance programme, occupational health and counselling services, health care and cycle to work schemes, discounted travel scheme and staff development opportunities. For further information on these and other staff benefits please visit our website www.newman.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources Department. 

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer