Head of School of Textiles and Design, Dubai

Dubai (Emirate) (AE)
24 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Heriot-Watt University has a rich heritage and an established reputation as a leading research-led university and provider of education, with five global campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia alongside considerable on-line learning provision around the world.  

The University is truly distinctive in its operationally integrated global structure, offering students access to education and research across the Group, and unparalleled opportunities for mobility during their study and research.

With eighteen years of heritage as the largest and most successful international university in UAE, our digitally enabled campus in Dubai Knowledge Park offers a unique blend of new experiences, a vibrant culture, state-of-the-art classrooms, and a multicultural staff and faculty community. The Dubai campus has also been consistently ranked as a top provider of higher education, ranging from teaching excellence and research performance to student satisfaction and graduate employability.

As pioneers in global education and research, the School of Textiles and Design seeks to appoint a dynamic, enterprising and aspired leader with a passion for excellence in Design Education who will join our leadership team in Dubai and work with colleagues across the University’s global footprint. The successful candidate should be an established academic with proven track record of teaching, research, and leadership related to design and design focused disciplines. The appointee will be expected to lead both teaching and research operations in their area of specialisation and more broadly across the University. The candidate will also be expected to develop strong links with the industry as well as to provide strategic and operational leadership in the areas of creative branding and promotion, communication design, interior design, and more, including our growing Postgraduate portfolio.

The role will be appointed an academic grade (Associate Professor or Professor) commensurate to their academic experience and will be based at the University’s campus in Dubai. Programmes will be delivered in English and so fluency in English is essential. 

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Closing Date for Applications is 12pm (BST) on Monday 12th June 2023.

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