Kingston University is a thriving, modern institution. Now is a very exciting time in its evolution as it seeks to implement its Town House strategy. Named after the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Town House building, the strategy will prepare students for the future world of work, increase the University’s research and knowledge exchange, enhance its collaboration with local communities, business and industry, strengthen its impact on policy and support the goal of building a more sustainable society and economy.
It is built around four themes:
- Driving a progressive new model of education, combining subject-specific knowledge with the future skills and attributes most needed by employers.
- Partnering with industry to develop students’ skills, and engaging government and organisations with the University’s expertise to further debate and influence policy.
- Having impact in research, knowledge exchange and professional practice.
- Providing an innovative and high-performing working environment for staff.
In order to deliver the correct outcomes, Kingston University is making significant investment and has also undertaken structural change in terms of its STEM provision. There are therefore a range of openings available in the new Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment. Leading the Department of Networks and Digital Media is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced academic leader to further develop a highly contemporary and interesting entity that has plentiful scope for growth. Sitting within the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, the Department has an excellent infrastructure and a dynamic portfolio that includes Cyber Security and Creative Computing. It is therefore primed to benefit from an exciting vision that aligns with the Town House Strategy.
Candidates should have a sound, relevant profile which is backed up by a keen understanding of what are the component parts of a world class Department in these disciplines. Clearly these are subjects that evolve and develop swiftly, so an ability to flex and tune provision in line with student and employer expectations will matter. As will the ability to ensure that the quality of research and teaching makes for a distinct and desirable proposition. Strong people management skills are a prerequisite as is an appetite to fully embrace Kingston University’s direction of travel.
How to Apply
Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a covering letter addressing the criteria in the person specification.
For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Liz James:
T: 0121 654 5924