Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090501 (Ref.No. ASN-82322)
Posted: December 13, 2021

Job Description

Can you provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary for the School to successfully develop and deliver its plans through inspiring, motivating and developing staff to achieve their full potential? Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience in an international and interdisciplinary context?

You will lead and manage the School of Mechanical Engineering, maximising strategic opportunities arising from the changing landscape of higher education and the University’s strategic plan, whilst leading and delivering excellence in research and education.

You will be an active member of the University’s Leadership Forum and of the Faculty Executive Committee of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences promoting a coordinated approach to delivering innovative strategic academic development. You will be taking on a significant and complex leadership role in the Faculty, and must be able to lead with a clear vision, engaging others across the School, Faculty and University.

You will have the leadership skills, ambition and creativity to take forward the development and delivery of the School’s academic strategy and objectives. You will thrive on working collaboratively in a busy and dynamic environment to enhance the reputation of the School with a focus on quality and excellence.

Academic credibility is essential. You will have a sustained track record of excellence in research and/or student education, with demonstrable evidence to provide leadership in both, combined with excellent skills in team working and collaboration.

This represents an opportunity for a senior scholar proficient in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary working to shape collectively the future of a diverse School at a leading Russell Group University. You will be able to obtain very quickly a detailed working knowledge of the School’s complex, multi-disciplinary operations, including a very wide variety of research projects and programmes of both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

The University of Leeds has engaged the services of Berwick Partners (an Odgers Berndtson company), to whom applications should be sent.

To apply, please visit: https://www.berwickpartners.co.uk/opportunities/assignment/82322/

Closing date: 31 January 2022 at 12.00 noon.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with one of our advisors at Berwick Partners:

Elizabeth James
D: +44 121 654 6924
M: +44 7715 993 443
E: [email protected]

Clare Bromley
Principal Researcher

D: +44 121 654 5915
E: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Category:  Academic
Salary:  Competitive
Post Type:  Full Time
Release Date:  Friday 10 December 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Reference:  ASN-82322

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.