Dean of the City Law School

London (GB)
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
10 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean of the City Law School

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence, with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% at postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The City Law School has around 100 academics and over 2,000 students studying on its full range of academic and professional programmes. Over the next five years, the School will increase its academic staff, the proportion of them producing world-leading or internationally excellent research and its students, while improving quality and responding to regulatory reforms through programme redesign. Investment in the estate will support the integration of the School in an iconic new building in 2020. 

City is seeking to appoint a Dean to lead the School through this significant transition in the life of the School.

Reporting to the Deputy President & Provost, the Dean is responsible for the School’s academic and financial performance and will lead the School through an exciting period of strategic development, growth and change, to strengthen further its culture of academic excellence; and identifying and nurturing areas for collaboration within and beyond City.

The appointed candidate will demonstrate a strong academic track record, ideally with research of world-leading or internationally excellent quality; success in academic leadership and financial management in an environment of relevant scale; the ability to lead change; an appreciation of academic and professional legal education programmes; outstanding strategic, interpersonal and communication skills; the judgement and maturity to manage complex relationships; and the standing to lead the School, act as its ambassador and contribute to the leadership of the institution.

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and other benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development

Application deadline: 10th May 2018

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