EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY

Associate Dean: Students & External

Location
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Posted
28 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Associate Dean: Students & External
Faculty of Education
Location: Ormskirk
Salary: Competitive Salary
Post Type: Full Time
Reference:  EHM0194-0317

Be the lead for growth, innovation and cultivating links with partners

A proven strategic leader; you will be a key player in fulfilling the vision and ambitions of the Faculty of Education. You will have the communication skills required to build relationships, to positively engage with and influence diverse stakeholder groups.

You will hold a first degree and a PhD in relevant disciplines along with a substantial record of achievement as an academic and experience of senior management.

Able to integrate research and teaching, you will connect and collaborate with academics and professionals outside academia, and have the vision and capability to implement change. 

You will support the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean in the leadership and management of the Faculty and support the Faculty’s vision and academic direction. You will ensure that the Education portfolio remains fit for purpose and is underpinned by relevant research and practice.

You will oversee the integration of high quality research and innovative teaching across all aspects of student learning stretching across undergraduate, masters level and research degree provision.

A key requirement of the role is the development of mutually beneficial and effective partnerships, productive collaborations and influential relationships with students, alumni, and with external stakeholders and regulatory bodies.

The Faculty is focused on advancing the discipline and practice of education achieved through, and measured by, high quality teaching and research and through its support for schools and colleges in collaborative research and training partnerships.

Our vision is of producing graduates and professionals who are capable, reflective and ethical practitioners distinguished by their intellectual engagement, professional acumen and commitment to the communities in which they work.

The Faculty has research strengths in education policy development, in educational leadership; and in inclusion and social justice.  Research into social class and widening participation entitled ‘Improving equality and outcomes in higher education’ gained a 4* in the most recent REF assessment of ‘Impact’ and the Faculty will continue to build on outstanding research on access to higher education and ‘learning gain’.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, opportunity for corporate healthcare and an environment in which you can make a difference.

Edge Hill University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and values diversity within its staff and students.

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” - THE University of the Year 2014/15.

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, and voted Best University Workplace 2015, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing academic leaders.

Closing Date: Sunday 23 April 2017

Please pencil into your diary the interview date of Thursday 25th May 2017 in addition to evening meal Wednesday 24th May 2017.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Dr Lynnette Turner (Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean of Faculty of Education) at Lynnette.Turner@edgehill.ac.uk or to apply please visit https://jobs.edgehill.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=EHM0194-0317.