Dean of Media, Culture & Society

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
16 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland
Dean of Media, Culture & Society

Competitive salary

At UWS, we believe in our students’ future. We have a proud record in delivering real-world-ready graduates and developing effective partnerships with business, industry and the public and voluntary sectors. With our cutting-edge courses, practical knowledge, and intelligent teaching, we help our students get ahead.

UWS, as one of Scotland’s biggest modern universities with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire and Paisley, is the local university for over 30% of the population of central Scotland. It also has a growing national and international reach; our 5th UK campus opened in London in September 2015 and already has over 1000 students.

UWS was officially recognised by Times Higher Education as being in the top 3% of universities worldwide in their World University Rankings 2018 and we were ranked by them in the top 200 universities under 50 in the THE Young University Rankings 2017. UWS was also placed in the top 100 UK universities for the first time in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

As Dean of the School of Media, Culture & Society you will help drive this dynamic and ambitious organisation forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Your senior academic experience and inspirational leadership skills will help us to strengthen the reputation of UWS for teaching and research excellence, and ensure that our student experience remains one of our strongest assets. You will also lead on the School’s strategic and operational planning, portfolio development and global reach, building on significant successes already achieved.

Our School of Media, Culture & Society operates across the University’s five UK campuses. 2017 saw us celebrate 50 years of delivering social science education, and 2018 marks 20 years of media education at UWS and its predecessor institutions. The School enjoys strong links with industry and public sector organisations across the UK and has a growing number of international collaborations, including educational and delivery links in Italy, Germany, Canada and China.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity with UWS contact our recruitment consultant Alan Walter at Dixon Walter on +44 (0)131 202 1000, email or visit