Vice Dean Education

London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive salary
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

In the past six years, the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) has doubled in size to 5,000 students, 300 academic, and 150 professional services staff, and has joined the world top 100 across all disciplines. NMES comprises the departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics, and also hosts  interdisciplinary research centres in the Physical Science of Life and Net Zero, the Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and is home to the university’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. We have made significant investments in our staff and infrastructure, and the student experience, to be competitive with the world’s best.


We are now looking to appoint a new Vice Dean (Education) to continue to build on the concerted efforts made to transform leadership in education and to inspire others. Working closely with the Executive Dean and fellow Vice Deans, the postholder will lead our education strategy, supporting the development of interdisciplinary research-led education, fostering a culture of education innovation and overseeing enhancement of our education delivery.

The Vice Dean (Education) will represent the Executive Dean at university level in education-related matters, working closely with the Vice President (Education & Student Success), and is supported by a strong team of academic education leads in each department.


The successful candidate will bring significant experience of developing and leading educational initiatives and demonstrate understanding of the priorities, pressures and culture of a research-led university. The postholder must be comfortable operating within a complex organisation and engaging with a wide range of colleagues across the university. Strong candidates will be experienced, inclusive leaders, who will bring personal authority, commitment, determination and the ability to listen to the role.

We particularly welcome applicants who are disabled, LGBTQ+ and/or from a minority ethnic group, as they are under-represented at this level at King’s.

For further information about the role please visit and to apply for this role, please go to the King’s Careers pages and submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team at

The deadline for applications is Sunday 16th April 2023.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in May and June.

This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract. The Vice Dean Education responsibility will be for an initial 4-year term.

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

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