Head of School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

Coventry, United Kingdom
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

Coventry University is a large, dynamic and modern University with a reputation for innovative teaching, research with impact, and partnerships with business and industry that make a global difference. Our awards and successes demonstrate our commitment to quality teaching and learning, outstanding student satisfaction and to producing globally-ready graduates. Recognised as one of the UK's leading universities, we were awarded Gold for Outstanding Teaching and Learning in the2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and five stars for Teaching Excellence in the QS Survey 2017.

This is an exciting moment to join the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing and lead the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Automotive Engineering. The School has seen rapid growth over the last ten years. Student numbers have increased, research outputs have improved and key performance indicators continue to be high. We are looking for an inspirational leader who can take the School forward into a new phase of development in course provision and delivery building our strong industrial and international links.

Heads of School are expected to have academic credibility and maintain their academic standing and authority.  They will be expected to develop and build a national and international profile for the School and its subjects, furthering growth whilst enhancing the quality of provision.

As Head of School, the postholder is responsible for the continued development, growth and financial sustainability of the School's portfolio and within agreed limits, the investment into areas of strategic priority. The responsibilities of the post are inherently of a management nature and therefore the post holder will be an active and engaged member of the Faculty's leadership team facilitating a positive and productive relationship between School and Faculty in furtherance of the Corporate Plan objectives.

An appointment at professorial level is available if the candidate also meets the relevant criteria.

How to Apply:

Enquiries or applications canbe made, in confidence, to Holly Lithgow on +44 7408 836 145 / or Natalie Derry on +44 7408 851 596 /

Applications for this position close on 9 August 2018.

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At Coventry we are proud of our diverse student and staff population and commitment to;

Athena Swan Bronze Award

We have Athena Swan Accreditation which is a higher education accreditation for demonstrating commitment and excellence in gender equality.

Stonewall Diversity Champions

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion which shows that the University is committed to having a positive attitude towards ensuring and promoting equality for LGBT staff and students.

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