Vice-Dean (Education) 

London (GB)
23 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice-Dean (Education) 
Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

King’s College London, one of the top 25 universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings) has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research, coming sixth nationally for research power in the 2014 REF. 

Home to one of the largest UK university communities for social science research and education, the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (SSPP) encompasses world-leading expertise in security studies, politics and economics, global affairs and education & communication. Based in the iconic Bush House, SSPP is one of nine faculties at King’s, home to c.450 academic staff and 5,000 students. Our community of scholars includes politicians, business leaders, policy-makers, and activists, while our students come from over 130 countries. It is an exciting time to join SSPP as the Faculty is undertaking major investment and expanding.  

The Vice-Dean (Education) will work with the Executive Dean, the Faculty senior leadership team, staff and students to deliver the Faculty’s strategic objectives in education, providing academic leadership of the education agenda. Achieving excellence in teaching and learning, providing a first-rate student experience, and encouraging improvements and innovation in education are central to the role. The Vice-Dean (Education) will represent the Faculty at university level, working closely with the Vice-Principal (Education), and has delegated responsibility for managing the Faculty’s education offering, through chairing the Faculty Education Committee. 

King’s welcomes applications from academics with significant experience of developing and leading educational innovation, and an established research record in a relevant discipline to the Faculty. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the priorities and culture of a multi-disciplinary research-led university. Strong candidates will be experienced and persuasive leaders, who will bring passion, commitment and determination to the role.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download the information pack and submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to the King’s Search team; please contact Sarah Fraser or Victoria Sanders-Clarke at or call +44(0)20 7848 3923.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20th June 2018. The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday 12th July 2018.