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Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Closing date
17 Jul 2023

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De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and on providing a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. 

As part of its ongoing commitment to excellence, the university is now seeking to appoint a new Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities.

Operating out of the award-winning Vijay Patel Building, which provides inspiring, flexible spaces, studios and facilities that invite creativity and innovation, the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities brings together a diverse range of activities, in ways which are boundary pushing. It aims to embed DMU as a national leader in creative education, research and knowledge exchange, building on current strengths that takes pride in offering innovative courses, with employability in mind, which balance academic approaches and artistic endeavour with leading-edge technologies. 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead, and drive forward, a key part of the University’s academic portfolio, building on the Faculty’s many strengths in humanities, performing arts, architecture, art, fashion and textiles. We are seeking a superb strategic leader with exceptional credentials in their field, strong industry networks and sustained academic leadership experience, who can engage and inspire staff, students and key partners.  Externally, they will represent the institution across a range of relevant audiences, working to enhance its brand and reputation regionally, nationally and internationally, through education, research and innovation activity. The Dean of Faculty role is held in conjunction with a cross-institution PVC role which could involve the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity portfolio leadership. 

How to apply
The preferred method of application is online at: If you are unable to apply online please email: All applications will receive an automated response.
In order to apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and how you match the required criteria. Please include in a separate document, the names and addresses of three referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.
All candidates are also requested to complete an online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be found at the end of the application process. This will assist the University in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Any information collated from the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 17th July 2023.

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.

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