Dean: Research Culture

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7076692 (Ref.No. CSRIS1178)
Posted: April 2, 2021

Job Description

Opportunity Open to Existing Staff at the University of Leeds Only.

Are you a pro-active and influential colleague with the passion and commitment to drive a positive research culture? Are you a confident leader capable of building excellent working relationships with academic colleagues and external stakeholders?  

The University Strategic Plan (2020-2030) sets out an ambition to place the University of Leeds at the heart of a global network, finding innovative solutions to regional, national, and global challenges. Key to delivering this vision is a supportive, diverse, ambitious research culture that will develop and support our staff to achieve their full potential, realising our shared research and innovation ambitions. 

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation and as part of the senior Research and Innovation team, you will be responsible for academic leadership to develop a confident, supportive, ambitious research culture. You will work collaboratively with the Pro-Deans for Research, Pro-Deans International, senior Professional Services colleagues, and colleagues across the University. You will play a key leadership role in developing and delivering initiatives to support and enhance the research culture of the University on a sustained basis.   

The person appointed will need quickly to build networks across the University and externally, and to work effectively in a complex and changing environment. Your approach will be considerate, persuasive and engaging, bringing key stakeholders along with you. You will ensure strategic alignment and drive transformational change across the institution. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Salary:  Honorarium of £8,204 p.a. for the duration of the role
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (three years in the first instance)
Release Date:  Thursday 01 April 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 April 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CSRIS1178

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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