Associate Dean (Research and Innovation)

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
02 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media, at De Montfort University (DMU) are looking to appoint a new Associate Dean (Research and Innovation).

DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. We strive to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success.

Faculty / Directorate

The faculty is home to a diverse range of courses across three specialist schools, the School of Computer Science and Informatics, School of Engineering and Sustainable Development, and the Leicester Media School. Our courses are taught by experienced academics in professional facilities using cutting-edge technology equipping students with the skills and specialist knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Teaching reflects the latest developments in the sector and many courses have professional accreditations. A range of work experience and volunteering opportunities enables students to develop the skills sought by graduate employers. Recent graduates have secured roles with leading employers such as AstraZeneca, Ministry of Defence and the NHS.


In your new role as Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), you will work closely with the Faculty Dean to provide faculty-wide strategic management and leadership in relation to research. You will be responsible for developing a culture of research excellence and in taking the lead role in driving the submission for the Research Excellence Framework. You will manage faculty research budgets and take the lead on ensuring faculty-wide development of appropriate research and commercial income, through clear communication.

To view the Recruitment Pack for this role, please click onto 'Job Description / Person Specification'.

The salary for this role is £65,000 to £75,000. We welcome applications from aspiring Professors. Should an appointable candidate have conferment of a Personal Chair (Professor) we would consider a salary range above the advertised range.

Ideal Candidate

To be successful as Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), you will have achieved a PhD or demonstrate equivalent research experience, with a strong personal research profile you will have demonstratable experience of generating external income. You will be an effective communicator with proven leadership skills and high personal impact with the ability to represent DMU at the appropriate level.

You must demonstrate your leadership and academic management skills with a sophisticated approach to cross-disciplinary, impactful research. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure in a highly complex and rapidly changing environment will be essential. We are an organisation of global significance where research and teaching excellence meet creative practice that is award winning, professionally accredited and research intensive.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following documentation to the Talent Acquisition Team by emailing by midnight on Sunday 2nd July 2023:

  1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements and details of two referees.
  2. A supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining how you consider your skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the Person Specification.

Please use ‘Application for Associate Dean (Research and Innovation)’ in the subject field of the correspondence.

Interviews will be held on DMU’s campus on week commencing 10th July 2023.


You will benefit from access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme; 35 days annual leave plus concessionary days and Bank Holidays; career progression; employee perks; NUS discount card; free and confidential access to the Employee Assistance confidential Helpline who provide support on a range of lifestyle issues; discounted gym membership; free library memberships; buy up to five days annual leave and the cycle to work scheme. For more information, click here. (

Equality & Diversity:

De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.

For any informal enquiries, please contact the Talent Acquisition Advisor Alice Parker by emailing

To have an informal discussion, please contact the hiring manager Shushma Patel by emailing