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Associate Dean Education

Surrey, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary Commensurate with the level of the role
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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FHMS Faculty Admin

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  Competitive Salary Commensurate with the level of the role
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 18 February 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  002924

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The role 

The University of Surrey is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or Professorial-level academic to take up the post of Associate Dean for Education (ADE) in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS). This is a permanent appointment, with the position of ADE offered for an initial period of five years. The ADE role is one of the most critical leadership and management roles in the Faculty. For FHMS, the role covers a large student population undertaking a complex set of programmes. many of which are delivered through partnership working such as with healthcare providers and vet practices. 

This is a very exciting time to join the University transforming the educational agenda with a refreshed education strategy championed by Professor Paul Townsend Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Exec Dean of Faculty, who has a significant background in digital transformation and innovation. The University is committed in transforming lives through education that is inclusive, research informed, connected to real life, bridges theory and practice and digitally augmented. The successful candidate will support the Faculty in our drive to seek innovative and digital approaches to learning and teaching, including online and blended learning, leading a transformative approach to our programme development in line with the University's education and corporate strategies.  

The successful candidate will have both understanding and vision in relation to learning and teaching contexts and approaches across the fields of health and medical sciences.  To this end, we welcome applications relevant to any academic area of the Faculty, noting that the postholder will move/return to a permanent role within the relevant School at the end of their tenure as ADE. Internal applicants are encouraged to apply. This post also attracts a pensionable responsibility allowance. 

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

 With almost 4,700 students, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) is one of the University of Surrey’s three faculties.   FHMS is home to talented staff and students across its five Schools of Biosciences, Medicine, Health Sciences, Psychology and Veterinary Medicine, whose world-class research, learning and teaching capabilities are enabled and enhanced by focussed, well-resourced facilities.  Its mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of humans and animals and their environments through new knowledge and its application to the design, development and delivery of responsible innovation and impact. 

Enquiries and Applications 

 Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to the Executive Dean of FHMS, Professor Paul Townsend by email (via When completing the online application form, please ensure that you include (i) a cover letter, (ii) your CV; (iii) a brief supporting statement outlining your previous leadership accomplishments and detailing your intended five-year research programme. 

 N.B. Towards the end of the five year period a decision will be taken by the Executive Dean to determine whether to extend the tenure for a further period or for the appointed candidate to return full-time to a typical academic portfolio. 

 Interview in mid March. 

Further details:    Job Description     Professor Research and Teaching Track JD     Professor Practice JD     Associate Professor Research and Teaching JD     Associate Professor Teaching Track JD    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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