Associate Dean (Research)

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Dean (Research)


UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures.  We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

The Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences at UWE Bristol seeks applicants from varied backgrounds, including Applied Sciences, Health, Psychology and Social Sciences for the role of Associate Dean (Research) to work alongside the Pro Vice-Chancellor/Executive Dean and the senior Faculty team. The Associate Dean (Research) will have responsibility for strategic oversight of Faculty research and knowledge exchange activities; manage the Research Centre Directors and Research Group Leaders and the PGR Director; and advise the Pro Vice-Chancellor/Executive Dean on strategic developments to support the achievement of the Faculty’s aims and objectives.

Research in the Faculty is principally organised into three Research Centres – Appearance Research, Biosciences and Clinical and Health Research, alongside the Science Communication Unit and three Research Groups in Public Health and Wellbeing, Psychological Sciences and Social Science. We also collaborate with the Faculty of Environment and Technology to operate the knowledge exchange venture the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology. The University has recently launched the University Enterprise Zone, housing Future Space, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the HealthTech Hub and the emerging Bio-incubator, offering research and development expertise, research facilities and incubator and start-up space for emerging new companies.

We are looking for someone with a first degree and a PhD in relevant disciplines, an international research record consistent with Professorial status, and a substantial record of achievement as an academic and significant experience of senior management.

HAS is based at both our Frenchay and Glenside campuses where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

UWE is committed to Equality & Diversity, and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. 

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Professor Steven Neill, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, on 0117 32 86554; email 

Closing Date: 10 April 2017

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th May 2017.

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