Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Guildford, Surrey
13 May 2020
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11 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. It has a world-class reputation for research that seeks to answer global challenges, drive innovation and deliver real-world impact, and for providing exceptional teaching and practical learning that inspires and empowers students. Surrey has an enterprising spirit, working and connecting with external institutions, businesses, government and communities in the discovery and application of knowledge. Inventive and forward thinking, its heritage shows a recurring theme of going its own way, doing things differently – and achieving notable results, such as the award of 4 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, the grant of a Regius Professorship, and growth activities through the launch of a Veterinary School, a world leading 5G mobile communications centre and a thriving Research Park.

The University’s Corporate Strategy has set out a blueprint for the future that builds on current strengths and presents a clear vision to becoming a leading global university. To support this journey, the University is now seeking to appoint an Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS).

Staff within the Faculty are well respected, both nationally and internationally, throughout academia and industry. Interdisciplinary strengths allow the Faculty to constantly explore new opportunities to cross boundaries, and consistent investment has built up an impressive infrastructure that further supports this endeavour whilst offering a truly world-class learning environment.

The Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor will direct the work of their Faculty, fundamentally driving forward the delivery of excellence through innovative and entrepreneurial approaches. Reporting to the University’s Provost, and a member of the University Executive Board, the postholder will provide influential, strategic and operational guidance to the Faculty. Leading by both personal example and relationships, they will strive to ensure that excellence permeates all activity within the Faculty, whilst contributing to pan-university activities defined by the broader strategic objectives set by the Executive Board. A pioneering leader, s/he will possess strong academic credentials in a relevant discipline; have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; and will be able to identify, develop and deliver strategies that will enhance the Faculty’s positioning and impact, ensuring that these strategies are embedded within the University strategy and vision.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4567. The closing date for applications is midday BST on Thursday 11th June 2020.

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