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Dean for Education, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
6 May 2024

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King’s College London

Professor, and Dean for Education

Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

King’s College London is a multi-disciplinary, research-led university with over 40,000 students from 150 countries. Our five campuses in the heart of London span boroughs that offer some of the greatest opportunities and connections across medical London, legal, cultural, business, and policy – as well as some of the greatest socio-economic challenges and levels of health inequality. Our partnerships reach across the globe and 40% of our staff come from overseas. We combine our knowledge and scholarship to make a genuine impact locally and globally.

King’s is now seeking to appoint an exceptional leader to the role of Dean for Education for the highly successful Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences (FoDOCS), the largest dental faculty in Europe. The Dean for Education is a member of the faculty leadership team and holds responsibility for the education agenda. Reporting to the Executive Dean and working closely with other university leaders, the Dean for Education will be expected to lead and inspire, develop a culture of exceptional educational innovation and clinical connectivity. Managerial experience and leadership qualities within a complex setting are essential, alongside the ability to encourage and nurture interdisciplinary and educational opportunities, and partnerships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

Our NHS Trust partnerships provide us with real strength in depth across clinical disciplines. With over a thousand dental students across undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we have a critical mass that brings considerable benefits to everyone. The faculty distinguishes itself by its unique research portfolio in dental, oral and craniofacial sciences, embracing blue skies discovery research in addition to translational and clinical sciences. The successful candidate will therefore bring a distinguished profile in a field relevant to the faculty, alongside a strong commitment to enabling the translation of research into innovative educational delivery across all relevant disciplines.

Both King’s and FoDOCS support the career development of staff from all backgrounds and the Dean for Education will be expected to evidence a deep commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

For further information please visit Dean for Education, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and to apply please go to the King’s College London Careers pages and submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to Robyn Eade within King’s Search team at The application deadline is 6th May 2024. The selection process will include a presentation and a two-stage interview process with First Round Interviews scheduled for Thursday 30th May 2024 and Final Interviews Monday 17th June 2024.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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