Associate Head of School – Global Engagement

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
£51,044 to £63,684 per annum​
18 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Head of School – Global Engagement

Coventry University - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

School of Art and Design

Salary: £51,044 to £63,684 per annum​

Mode: Full Time, Permanent

Ref No: REQ007889

Let your career shape theirs

Our latest leadership opportunity gives you the space to develop your own career – as well as that of our students - in a truly stimulating and diverse organisation. This is a fantastic chance for a talented and ambitious individual to continue developing academically by leading a key activity at the university while acquiring further managerial skills along the way.

You will join a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities which has a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 175 years. And, over the last five years, we are proud to have invested over £250million in our academic capability while further developing our world-class facilities so that both our staff and our students remain in great hands.

Our School of Art and Design is a dynamic environment which embraces innovation in teaching, research and professional practice. Offering a broad range of exciting courses across subjects such as fine art, graphic design, fashion and architecture, the School is internationally recognised and award-winning, with a tradition of innovation since 1843.

As Associate Head of School, you will interpret and apply the Faculty’s Internationalisation strategy and have specific responsibility for developing the Internationalisation agenda throughout the School’s activities. You will work closely with fellow Associate Heads of School, with Global Engagement colleagues across the University, the Centre for Global Engagement and the Academic Partnership Unit, to realise strategies, achieve targets and ensure best practice.

Supporting colleagues in the School you will identify and advise on international opportunities for Art and Design disciplines; leading the development of international partnerships, Trans-National Education, international recruitment, and strategies for international student mobility experiences. This position will require you to network proactively and represent the School internationally resulting in significant travel.

To fulfil the role, you will need a PhD (or an equivalent level of professional standing alongside a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject), and have experience in a relevant subject area, with a track record of academic excellence and innovation in developing a student-centred curriculum relevant to the Global Engagement portfolio.

In return for your skills and commitment, Coventry University provides opportunities for both career and personal development in the form of a tailored development programme. In addition, our comprehensive benefits package includes a generous holiday allowance and pension, as well as flexible working options. We will also consider assistance for those wishing to relocate to the Coventry area.

So, as we prepare for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture, join Coventry University’s  community and enable our students to be globally connected.

Closing date: 19 July 2020

For informal discussions please contact:

Barbara Tully - AD - Global Engagement (T: +44 7974984336, E:
Shaun Hides -  Academic Dean FAH (T: +44 7974984109, E:
Nick Gorse - Head of School (T: +44 7557425773, E: