Associate Dean for Research
City Site

Job reference: 011095

Location: City Site

Closing date: 08/08/2022

Salary : Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Not specified

School / Directorate : Nottingham School of Art & Design

Associate Dean for Research, School of Art and Design

Nottingham Trent University 

Competitive salary

Guardian University of the Year 2019; Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018; THE 2017 University of the Year; these are just some of the accolades bestowed upon Nottingham Trent University.  We are focused on ‘Creating the University of the Future’, transforming the lives of our students and, through them, the world in which we live. Courage, creativity and collaboration are the foundations of our research at NTU and with 86% considered world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest REF our brave approach to research is opening the door to bright new ideas and endless possibilities

​​​​​​​The School of Art & Design is one of the world’s leading art and design schools and has been influencing, inspiring and innovating for over 175 years. We are guided by our past, focused on our future, and proud to be shaping what comes next. The School has a vibrant, forward-looking and expanding research and scholarly community where collaboration and interdisciplinarity are embraced and encouraged.

From space technologies designed by our Advanced Textile Research Group to ethnographic research with socio-economically marginalised textile communities in rural India and South Asia we are proud of the School’s research impact. Our new Associate Dean for Research  will provide strategic leadership support to the Dean of School on the development, implementation and monitoring of the School Research Plan, and the enhancement of the quality and volume of the School’s research activity.  As a high-profile member of the School’s leadership team, you will working closely with colleagues within the School and across the University to deliver the NTU Strategic Plan and the School’s objectives and ensure the alignment of learning and teaching, research, international and other key agendas.  

The role requires an experienced academic leader with a proven track record and current high-quality research profile in one of the established or emerging research areas within the School. We want our Associate Dean to look beyond current approaches to shape how the School achieves its research ambitions; candidates will need to demonstrate they are innovative in the way they develop new ideas and collegial in their engagement with a broad stakeholder community.

With exciting developments such as our landmark new £45m Art & Design building this is an exciting time for the School. If you would like to contribute your expertise, creativity and energy to this wonderful institution full details can be found at  

Closing Date: midday, Monday 25 July 2022.

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. 


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