Executive Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Bath, Somerset (GB)
03 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
02 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Bath Spa University
Executive Dean, College of Liberal Arts

The University has a 165-year history in Bath and the wider region; and is a leading centre of creativity, culture and enterprise. With circa 8,000 students, we are an arts and education based institution, with the experience of our students firmly rooted in the culture and history of the University. We enjoy an increasing international profile, and the global opportunities this provides for staff and students.

The University prides itself on outstanding National Student Satisfaction scores, teaching quality, and graduate employment rates.  Our Newton Park campus is located on the outskirts of Bath, and is set in picturesque parkland designed by Capability Brown.  It is an award winning sustainable campus, offering the perfect study and work environment.

At the heart of our strategy is a focus on interdisciplinarity, innovation, and preparing outstanding graduates to contribute to society and the world of work.

The College of Liberal Arts was formed last year to aggregate a broad range of disciplines, from Business to Dance and from Digital Media to Psychology, to facilitate the implementation of the University’s strategy. The College brings together around 4,500 students and has an annual turnover of circa £39m.  A new Executive Dean is sought who will be pivotal in realising the innovative potential of the College, overseeing wide reaching curriculum review and development, fostering a strong culture of research and scholarship, and seeking to deliver an outstanding student experience.   

Ideal candidates will have leadership experience in relevant disciplinary areas as well as strong academic credentials in their own right.  A commitment to innovative and interdisciplinary approaches will be key. A proven track record of leading teams and delivering change is a must, as is a collegiate working style, and the ability to provide strong external representation.  

We would particularly welcome applicants from women and BME candidates
For further details on the role, please visit: www.minervasearch.com/bathspa.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to bathspa@minervasearch.com by 2 May 2017. 

Please note that CVs sent automatically by online candidate databases and submitted without cover letters will not be considered.