Vice Dean and Head of School of Natural Sciences & Vice Dean and Head of School of Engineering (2 posts available)

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jul 2018

Applications are invited for the two strategically critical roles in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, for appointment in summer 2018.  The School is the context in which most staff will operate and the post holder will provide the academic leadership and management to ensure that the School makes a full contribution towards the objectives of the Faculty and the University.  The roles offer an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and successful Faculty to increase research and teaching capacity/capability and deliver innovation all areas.

We seek two ambitious and effective individuals with a proven track record in their field.  We are looking for innovative leaders, able to lead a cohesive, constructive, effective and inclusive team to the highest of standards.  A proven track record of managing diverse resources in a university environment is essential and previous experience as a Head of Department or School (or an equivalent unit) would be an advantage.

This is a permanent academic post, which carries a non-superannuable responsibility allowance of £15,000 per annum in relation to the Vice Dean and Head of School duties (which will be for a period of three years in the first instance). 

Applications should consist of a brief curriculum vitae and a supporting letter indicating which role you are interested in and demonstrating how you would undertake the duties and responsibilities attached to the post, and your ideas for further development of the role.

Colleagues with an interest in this post may discuss this informally with Professor Martin Schröder, Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Applications are particularly welcomed from women and Black and Minority Ethnic staff who are currently under-represented at senior management.  Appointment will be made on merit.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 16 July 2018.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 July or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

Professor Martin Schröder

Vice President and Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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