Dean of Arts and Humanities
CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY
DEAN OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Permanent and Full time
Location: Canterbury, Kent with travel to other sites
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with role
We believe that higher education has the potential to transform the lives of individuals and communities, and are committed to creating a university that is an inspiring place to work and where every individual feels able to contribute towards this goal.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is at the heart of this vision. Wholly committed to excellence in learning and teaching and a superior student experience, it offers a diverse range of high-quality programmes in the creative and performing arts and the more traditional humanities disciplines alongside short courses in academic and general English language. The Faculty has a very strong research base, with every School represented in the 2014 REF submission, and over 50% of staff returned across five Units of Assessment; over 90% of submitted research was rated as world leading (4*), internationally excellent (3*) or internationally recognised (2*).
The new Dean will be joining the Faculty at an exciting and positive time of change. The University has invested £12 million in the construction on the Canterbury campus of a new bespoke arts teaching building to be shared between the Schools of Media, Art & Design and Music & Performing Arts. This new facility is to open in September 2018.
To lead the Faculty we are seeking an exceptional individual and respected academic with a strong understanding of the full range of the Faculty’s disciplines and subject areas, of the relationships between them, and of the nature and importance of inter- and multi-disciplinary working. In the light of the Faculty’s plans for development, experience of working successfully with, or directly in, arts and creative organisations may be an advantage.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, accountable and reporting directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Dean will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the Faculty’s work are aligned to the University’s strategic aims and support its ambitious growth agenda across all student groups (undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research, and international, including transnational).
Applicants will have a track record of highly successful delivery in a Higher Education context achieved through effective and inspirational leadership and management of individuals and teams, and the ability to collaborate effectively with academic and other professional colleagues.
They will also need to demonstrate the ability to think strategically about the future of Canterbury Christ Church, in the context of the University’s Strategic Framework and the changing external environment, and to engage others with their ideas.
This is a key appointment to the University’s executive, and the successful individual will need to subscribe to our values and culture of being a supportive, inclusive and student-focused institution striving for excellence in education, research and knowledge exchange.
For an informal conversation about the role with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Shepherd, please contact Caroline Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org; +44 (0)1227 923392).
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Interviews are to be held: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 December 2017 (two-day process)
How to apply
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If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at email@example.com quoting reference number DVC0010. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.
Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool.