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Deputy Head of School of Engineering (Quality, Accreditation and Collaborative Education)

  • Job Reference: REQ005907
  • Date Posted: Wednesday, 25 August 2021
  • Application Closing Date: Sunday, 26 September 2021
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Grade/Salary: Management (Competitive Pay)
  • Basis: Indefinite
  • Job Category / Type: Academic
  • School/Service: School of Engineering
  • Hours: Full Time (37.00 hours per week – 1.0 FTE)
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

This is an exciting opportunity as a leader of a thriving School of Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire, one of the country’s most progressive modern universities. The School offers a diverse range of subjects across architecture, aerospace and aviation, construction and civil engineering, electronics and robotics, fire and energy, and mechanical, motorsport, mechatronics and intelligent maintenance. Our flagship £35m Engineering Innovation Centre provides a fantastic environment for students to develop the real-world skills and experiences. To take a view around our Engineering Innovation Centre please click here

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The School is at the forefront of the University’s extensive international partnerships, with provision across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and innovative UK partnerships. Our courses are accredited by an extensive array of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies.

A new Deputy Head is sought for the School to provide leadership in relation to quality assurance of courses, professional body accreditation and collaborative education. S/he will play a central role in ensuring the ongoing health of the teaching portfolio, working with colleagues to ensure the development and delivery of high-quality provision and management of regulatory standards.

The appointee will be a strong educational leader in a relevant disciplinary area, who has recent experience of leading teams and projects. You will have experience of managing reviews by external bodies. Experience of working with international and industry partners in the provision of high-quality education programmes will be required. You will know the UK engineering sector well.

Strong candidates will be resilient and innovative, a commitment to equality and diversity, with a determination to explore new approaches and strategic opportunities. Someone with multi-disciplinary team management skills, as well as resource management capability, is essential. Your interpersonal and communication skills will command confidence and trust with a range of internal and external stakeholders. We welcome applications from individuals who will diversify our team and who can support our development of an inclusive culture.

Applicants will have a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification and evidence of relevant continued professional development.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Ian Allison, Executive Dean Science and Technology ( Applications outlining how you meet the criteria should be submitted via . Please also provide a covering letter explaining your interest in the post and an CV with further information via . A professorial title will be considered for the right candidate if they meet the university criteria under one of the three themes, research, innovation or education.

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