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Dean of Academic Strategy

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The role

Working with the PVC/Head of College, the Dean of Academic Strategy provides leadership of the delivery and development of the Central Saint Martins’ academic strategy in relation to the University of the Arts London [UAL] strategy (2022-2032) and the complementary College vision.

The Dean of Academic Strategy is responsible for academic aspects of the College Annual Operating Plan, including the deployment of resources to ensure a dynamic, high-quality and inclusive academic provision and to enhance and improve student experience. This will include strategic input into student number planning, development and delivery of strategies for learning and teaching, retention and achievement and leading on an effective framework for quality assurance and enhancement.

Why join us

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality. UAL’s new strategy brings career defining opportunities for proven leaders to design and deliver strategic components, contributing to the University’s wider strategic objectives.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

Your profile

You will have extensive experience of national and global art and design education, and the internal and external policies that shape it. You will also have experience of developing new curricula and other academic initiatives, and of shaping and influencing developments with-in organisations. 

The successful candidate will be recognised as a leading authority in their subject or profession with widespread public or professional recognition within their institution and amongst external peers based on demonstrated expertise. You will have a substantial record of teaching, research and/or professional practice in one or more of the College’s specialist areas, along with a demonstrable knowledge of academic provision, trends and issues in Universities. Your application will also need to demonstrate experience of formulating strategic directions and influencing developments.

For full details on the assessment criteria and how to apply please click the apply button.

Questions about the role and appointment can be addressed directly to incoming Head of College, Rathna Ramanathan, contacting in the first instance the College Executive Officer, Sarina Oliver at [email protected]

Posting date: 27 July 2022.

Closing date: Midday, 30 August 2022. 

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point. We are committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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