Dean of School of Creative Arts
Dean of School of Creative Arts
SBU: School of Creative Arts
Salary: Competitive salary plus performance related variable pay
Grade: Personal pay
FTE: Full time position
Duration of appointment: Permanent
We are looking to appoint an outstanding and ambitious individual as Dean of the School of Creative Arts to join one of the most exciting and innovative universities in the country.
Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Dean of Creative Arts will join an established dynamic School with a clear commitment to developing excellence and confidence in teaching, learning and research. Our courses are cutting-edge, reflecting the many economic, technical and social changes taking place in creative arts. You will have a postgraduate qualification as well as significant leadership experience at a senior level and extensive professional experience in an educational setting. You will share our values, recognising that people are at the heart of what we do.
The role of the Dean of School embraces academic management and leadership, ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, scholarship and student experience within the subject(s) or discipline(s) for which the School is responsible. The Dean will be innovative and creative in developing the School’s reputation and will take forward the People agenda developing a culture that embraces the University values. The Dean will manage all aspects of the school academically and operationally, including financial management and business planning.
The post holder will be an outstanding individual with a proven track record of leadership and academic credibility in one or more discipline areas within the School. The person will also be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key strategic goals of the University, as well as understanding the creative economy, employability and social engagement relevant to HE and experience and understanding of relevant accredited bodies and key financial procedures.
Applicants are invited to note the range and strengths within the current academic portfolio which includes visual arts, design, media production and music composition and technology. In particular, the School has substantial provision in the areas of animation, games, film and television production as well as a relatively new course in architecture, which runs alongside the well-established course in interior architecture. There has been investment in the recent period in both teaching and research in these areas
The University is one of the region’s largest employers with group staffing of 2,900, and a Group turnover in 2016-17 of £263 million. We have a student community of over 24,600 on UK based programmes including more than 3,800 international students, and more than 6,400 students studying our courses outside the UK. We are one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Karen Withers at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01707 284933
Interview Date: Week commencing 16th April 2018
Closing Date: 25 March 2018
Reference Number: 015663
The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.
Apply online at http://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies