Head of School

Portsmouth, Hampshire (GB)
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Technology 
School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Head of School

Employment type:  5 year term renewable 
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with the senior responsibilities of the role (Grade 11)
Post number: ZZ004567
Closing date: 07 June 2018  
Interview date: 21 and 22 June 2018

An exciting opportunity to lead a new School of a successful Faculty

Ranked among the top 500 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of Portsmouth is a dynamic institution in the heart of Portsmouth with a global outlook and reach.

The Faculty of Technology are seeking to appoint an exceptional and motivated individual, with an appropriate academic experience, to lead the newly formed School of Mechanical and Design Engineering.

The School engages in teaching and research in the fields of mechanical engineering, manufacturing, product and industrial design. Whilst keeping abreast of new mechanical engineering developments, we are exploring emerging areas for expansion particularly in aerospace and motorsports engineering as possible future offers in the revised curriculum.

As Head of School you will be formally responsible for leading and managing the academic business of the School in relation to both strategic and operational matters. In this respect you will play a leading role and will be responsible for implementing plans at School level and will have significant responsibility for staff line management including all aspects of staff development. Approachable and visible you will work in partnership with the Faculty Executive Team and senior staff to provide decisive leadership.  

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an international reputation in research, teaching and professional activities to drive success within an ambitious and prosperous school at the University. 

We value diversity at the University of Portsmouth and welcome applications from all sections of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.  

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Professor Djamel Ait-Boudaoud (Dean of Faculty of Technology) at or contact +44 (0)23 9284 2014.

The interviews will held over 2 days:

Thursday 21 June:  pm - Presentations to the interview panel and School 
Friday 22 June:       am - Interviews

Employment is on a permanent basis at the University of which the first 5 years is at Head of School level.

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