Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7151537 (Ref.No. ENVFO1124)
Posted: June 2, 2023

Job Description

Opportunity open to existing Grade 9/10 academics within the Faculty of Environment only.

Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision to lead the Faculty to successfully deliver the strategy for Research and Innovation? Are you looking for a challenging leadership position and are you passionate about supporting staff to achieve academic excellence in an international and interdisciplinary context?

Working with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, the Executive Dean and Faculty Executive Committee, you will play a major strategic role in contributing to strategic developments within the University, undertaking cross-institutional activity, facilitating links with external organisations such as industry, research councils and government and determining, leading and implementing the strategy for Research and Innovation within the Faculty.

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

You will thrive on working collaboratively in a busy and dynamic environment to enhance the reputation of the Faculty with a focus on quality and excellence. 

Academic credibility is essential. You will have a sustained track record of excellence in research and innovation, combined with excellent skills in team working and collaboration. 

The Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation will be appointed for a period of three years in the first instance, with a possible extension to five years by mutual agreement

You will also continue to dedicate time (at least one day per week) to your academic activity. Any additional support will be by negotiation with the Faculty Executive Dean. 

This position is available from Summer 2023.

For any queries, or to explore the post further with Professor Selina Stead, Executive Dean of Faculty or Professor Alan Haywood, Deputy Dean of Faculty, please contact: 

Liz Dell, PA to the Executive Dean and Deputy Dean: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Environment Faculty Offices
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Salary:  Honorarium: £8,750 a year (non-recurrent, non-pensionable)
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (three years with possibility of extension for a further two years by mutual agreement)
Release Date:  Thursday 01 June 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 June 2023
Interview Date:  Thursday 29 June 2023
Reference:  ENVFO1124


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