Associate Dean: Research and Innovation

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Starting £78,269 per annum
18 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of South Wales (USW) takes pride in being a vocationally focused University, preparing students for jobs in key sectors in Wales and beyond. We have an ambitious 2030 strategic plan for growth, sustainability, and excellence in student outcomes that have included the reshaping of our faculty structures and the creation of Heads of Subject, who will lead our subject teams in providing the highest levels of student outcomes and developing industry-ready graduates. 
The Faculty of Life Sciences and Education (FLSE) is one of three faculties at USW. Offering courses in subject areas from Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health, Policing and Criminology to Sport, Education and Psychology and Therapeutic Studies and supporting over 14,000 students across more than 100 courses.  

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Dean: Research and Innovation to be a member of the faculty senior leadership team. The successful individual will lead Research and Innovation for the Faculty, including REF. Responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of all research and innovation activity, including the line management of research and innovation group leads, providing direction and guidance to Deputy Deans and heads of subject relating to growth and development of research and innovation in their areas. A leader who embodies the values we place at the heart of everything we do: professional; responsive; creative; inspiring; and collaborative. 

This role is based principally at USW’s Pontypridd campus, with attendance at USW’s other campuses from time to time.

This is a full time permanent post.

For an informal conversation about this post please contact Jackie Ridley at Alumni on

Further information
Find out what we're looking for from our Deputy Vice Chancellor, Donna Whitehead: 
To find out more about USW including our Strategies click here: 
To find out more about the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education click here:

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