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Dean of Computing and Digital Technologies

  • Location: Middlesbrough
  • Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931157
  • Sector: Education
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Job description Date posted: 26/02/2019

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Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019

Teesside University is a dynamic and innovative institution, founded on more than 85 years of teaching and learning and currently serving a population of over 18,000 students. The University aims to transform lives and economies by delivering outstanding teaching, research and business engagement. Teesside 2020, the University’s corporate strategy, sets out a new vision for the University that raises the aspiration and ambition of Teesside University to be an international university at the heart of the Tees Valley with a reputation for academic excellence.

Computing is one of the longest established disciplines within the University, and we have been at the forefront of computing and related digital activities in the UK for many years. We have recently taken the decision to restructure the existing School of Computing, Media & the Arts to form the School of Computing & Digital Technologies, ensuring a clearer focus in this rapidly developing area. We are proud of our achievements in delivering high-quality, industry accredited courses and world class research, and providing business support, knowledge exchange and partnership working regionally, nationally and internationally. Animex, our internationally-acclaimed festival of animation and games, attracts leading international players in film, games and animation, building our presence on the global stage.

We are now looking to appoint the Dean of Computing & Digital Technologies. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, you will be a key member of the senior management team supporting the successful delivery of the University’s corporate strategy. You will set clear strategic direction and lead the continued development of the School across all of its areas of educational innovation, high-quality research, enterprise and international engagement, driving the School’s growth and developing its capacity and capability.

This is a unique opportunity and we are seeking an individual with the energy, drive and vision to help us realise our aspirations for the University and to shape the future. You will be an outstanding senior leader with a strong strategic track record and proven ability to act as a credible representative for the School to a wide range of regional, national and international stakeholders. A track record of successfully leading and implementing change in an academic environment is key to this role, as are proven leadership skills and the ability to lead, motivate and develop high-performing teams. Candidates should have a PhD, Doctorate or equivalent experience in a relevant subject, and significant experience in the field of computing, digital technologies and/or media and/or the arts.

If you believe you have the experience, insight and perspective we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you. For further information on the role and to apply, please visit quoting reference 931157. For an informal and confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at Veredus: Nataliya Starik-Bludova on 020 7932 4265 or Zara Bruton on 07840 648 119.

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