Deputy Dean

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
12 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Dean

De Montfort University (DMU) 
Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Media
Ref: T-60798465-04
Grade: Senior Staff, salary to be determined by the Vice Chancellor

Vibrant, innovative, international: discover the ideal home for your ambition

De Montfort University (DMU) is a unique institution: ambitious, globally-minded and determined to give students a sector-leading experience. Our Gold award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is testament to our consistently outstanding teaching and learning excellence. You’ll join us in a vibrant and multi-cultural environment as you take on the strategic leadership of our Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Media (CEM). It’s an outstanding opportunity to build your existing leadership skills and deputise for the PVC/Dean, as you take the Faculty further with your inspiring vision. 

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media is home to three specialist schools: the School of Computer Science and Informatics, the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development, and the Leicester Media School. While each School has a distinct identity, together they present a unique, compelling and important critical understanding on the future role of technology in modern life. Courses are taught in professional facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology. We aim to deliver a global curriculum that enhances the international perspective and cultural awareness of our graduates, while supporting employability and sustainability. A key initiative currently is the embedding of sustainability (and other UN Sustainable Development Goals) into our curriculum.    

The Faculty’s ambitious research and enterprise plans involve working closely with local, national and international partners, including those in industry. And as within the wider University, there’s a skilled and engaged academic and professional workforce.  

As a key member of the Faculty Executive Team, you will deputise for the PVC/Dean as required. Your challenge is to provide the leadership, vision and strategy to support the highest standard of teaching, research and commercial activities. There’ll also be the chance to lead on cross-faculty portfolios with an emphasis on change management, curriculum modernisation, external collaboration and internationalisation.    

We’re looking for a proven academic leader whose ambition matches ours. You’ll have a background in one of the Faculty’s disciplines, but also the interest and knowledge to earn credibility across all disciplines. Able to define strategic direction, drive cross-institutional projects and motivate sizeable teams, you’ll stimulate new ideas and understand the sector’s trends. Above all, you’ll share DMU’s passion to provide outstanding and inclusive outcomes for all of its students and staff.   

To find out more about this exciting role and to apply, please go to:  

Proposed date of interview: 10 September 2019.

Closing date: 11 August 2019.