Dean of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

London (GB)
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

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 per cent 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 School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering has around 115 academics and over 2,600 students, including 120 doctoral students, studying on its undergraduate and postgraduate 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, embedding recent developments in curriculum design and taking advantage of investment in its laboratories and facilities.

City is seeking to appoint the Dean to lead the School.

Reporting to the Deputy President and Provost, the Dean is responsible for the School’s academic and financial performance. The Dean will lead the School through its next phase of strategic development and change; will strengthen further its culture of academic excellence; and will identify and nurture 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; outstanding strategic, interpersonal and communication skills; the judgement and maturity to manage complex relationships; and the standing to lead the School, to act as its ambassador and to 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.

For an application pack, please visit, quoting reference 3662 or by contacting Ian Hower via or +44 (0) 207 340 6213. The application deadline is Thursday 2nd August 2018.

The salary is competitive, commensurate with the seniority of the role.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

Athena Swan