Head of Department (Mechanical and Construction Engineering)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering and Environment

Head of Department (Mechanical and Construction Engineering) - Ref EAE17/21
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: Competitive

Northumbria University at Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

Northumbria is ranked 48th in The Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. Northumbria University values the quality and diversity of our staff. Engineering and Technology is in the top 300 in the Times Higher Education World University subject rankings.
The Faculty of Engineering and Environment is committed to the applications and principles of Engineering, Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

The University is seeking to develop further its standing in teaching and research by appointing exceptional academics with proven track records to senior academic leadership roles in our Faculties. It is expected candidates will be at Professorial level or will be supported to achieve a Professorial title within a short period after appointment. 

You will assist and support the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty in the strategic leadership of the Faculty's academic and entrepreneurial activities, and drive performance to achieve transformational change in the context of the University's Vision, Corporate Strategy, plans, policies and procedures. You will contribute personally to building the University's and the Faculty's reputation and ranking. 

As a member of the Faculty Executive Team, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of colleagues to deliver academic excellence across all areas of activity within the Department. 

The Department has particular strengths in Building Information Modelling, Construction Technology, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, advanced Materials & Manufacturing and Sustainable & Renewable Energy Systems. As Head of the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering you will have an international profile in research, learning and teaching pedagogy or entrepreneurial activity, in one of these fields, or an appropriate disciplinary area. 

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative university, a challenger institution with genuine global ambition.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Glen McHale, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty on +44 (0)191 2273660 or

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  Friday 23rd February 2018            
Selection Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018