Deputy Dean

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£78,772 to £85,158 per annum
19 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
18 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Dean
Post Ref No: H1510
College: Business, Law and Social Sciences
School/Department: School of Social Sciences
Salary: £78,772 to £85,158 per annum
Grade: Academic Heads
Campus: City site

Let’s create the future together

Nottingham Trent University’s strategic vision is focussed on ‘Creating the University of the Future’, transforming the lives of our students and through them the world in which we live. We are making a major investment in academic talent across research, teaching and business engagement; with confidence in their creativity and commitment as leaders of their disciplines, we will successfully implement our ambitious strategy.

The role of Deputy Dean of the School of Social Sciences presents an exciting leadership opportunity to give you the platform to transform the future of our students, our colleagues, and our civic and business partners in the changing landscape of higher education. 

The School of Social Sciences is a large and diverse School comprised of dedicated lecturers, researchers and students who are committed to the same aim – to build a sustainable future. Focussed on the innovation, legislation and education measures needed to ensure this happens, the team will look to you for strategic and academic guidance on a daily basis. Answering to the Dean of the School, you will therefore look for ways to enhance the student experience, from fresh learning techniques to international opportunities and the graduates’ ultimate employability. 

With a diverse and broad range of Social Science disciplines across the five departments of Psychology, Sociology (incorporating Criminology, Policing and Youth), Social Work and Health (including Nursing and Public Health), Politics and International Relations and the Nottingham Institute of Education (including Initial Teacher Training), your interests will need to be as broad as you seek out ways to further enhance our academic offerings. Our extensive research is aligned to four Units of Assessment. We have 11 research themes across the School that include, for example, Addiction, Crime Reduction, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Safety and Security of Citizens. In addition, we have a number of Centres and Groups, including the Nottingham Centre for Children, Families and Young People and the Nottingham Civic Exchange Think Tank. We are also Co-sponsors of the Safer Living Foundation Charity along with HMP Whatton.  We have a thriving postgraduate and Phd/Prof Doc community and our research is supported by a team of both cross-School and project-based Research Assistants and Fellows. 

Our provision is located across the City and Clifton Campuses, with our main site in the Chaucer Building at the City Campus. We have a dedicated and fully resourced building for our extensive Psychology provision and at Clifton for our ITT provision. However, as we continue to grow and develop our portfolio into new discipline areas you will be tasked with ensuring we have the right technical resources and estate to provide the best educational experience, so your knowledge, business understanding and financial astuteness will need to be second to none. 

This is a student-facing role so you will need to have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in order to resolve any issues they are experiencing. With a good knowledge of all aspects of the Social Sciences, you will ideally be qualified to doctoral level or have a relevant professional qualification.  A Senior Fellow of a Higher Education Academy (or in the process achieving this) you will have experience of working in a similar role and leading change. Finally, our school is committed to changing the world through research, academic studies and our partnerships, so you will be ready to provide mentorship courtesy of your own previous research in a suitable discipline. 

If you are ready to take on an exciting senior leadership opportunity with us, you will find further information and details of how to apply at

Closing date – 18 May 2018

There will be 2 stages to the interview process; dates will be confirmed as soon as possible.

If you have any specific queries relating to this position, please contact Kathie Moore, Dean of Social Sciences on

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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