Deputy Dean - School of Arts and Humanities
All campuses

Job reference: 008162

Location: All campuses

Closing date: 07/12/2020

Salary : Academic Heads (£81,793 - £88,425 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Academic Schools

School/Section : School of Arts & Humanities

Deputy Dean – School of Arts and Humanities
Reward and Support package: competitive salary and support package will be negotiated.

In shaping our next strategy, we are re-imagining what a university can be. We will be taking bold and distinctive steps to drive even greater excellence, to empower and create opportunities for all of our staff and students so they may learn, discover and enrich society locally, nationally  and internationally. To support this vision, we are now seeking to recruit a Deputy Dean for the School of Arts and Humanities.

The School of Arts and Humanities delivers inspiring and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with local, national and international partners, industries, professions and communities; and undertakes high quality research. Academics in the School work in partnership with colleagues nationally, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. This has the benefit of creating a varied and dynamic community that enhances research and the student experience more generally. The School hosts a range of innovative Research Centres and Projects, offering opportunities for collaborative work in many areas.

The Deputy Dean role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the leadership of the School of Arts and Humanities by leading and developing the student academic experience, providing leadership and mentorship to colleagues and developing the School’s profile both at home and overseas. Reporting to the Executive Dean, the successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a passion for innovative pedagogy, excellent student experience, and for driving quality.

In order to fulfil this responsibility, the successful candidate will:

  • have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to engage across the broad portfolio of the School
  • display a good knowledge of the arts and humanities
  • demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the different higher education pedagogical models and theories
  • have a doctoral level qualification or relevant professional qualification
  • be a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (or be ready to achieve this within 12 months of appointment)
  • have exceptional leadership and management credentials and a proven track record, in a senior role, of leading change in higher education and of enhancing the academic and pastoral student experience, and student employability.

As a member of the University Leadership Team, the Deputy Dean will also contribute to the ongoing development of one of the UK’s fastest-rising universities; ensuring we maintain our place at the forefront of academic excellence and innovation. If you have the insights, experience and ambition we are looking for, we would welcome the opportunity to hear from you.

Over the past 5 years NTU has received many awards, publicity and recognition for its excellence in teaching and research, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious Guardian University of the Year award 2019. We recognise that our rise up the league tables is thanks to harnessing the creativity and talent of our people. Join us at this exciting time and take your career to the next level too.

We are unable to accept applications via email. Please submit a single document to include a full CV and a Covering Letter addressing your suitability for the role outlined in the associated Job Description and Person Specification via the online jobs portal. If the 1MB file size restriction makes this difficult or impossible, please email all your supporting documentation to

​​​​​For any specific queries in relation to this position or for an informal discussion, please contact Angela Brown, Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities –

Closing date:                              Monday 7 December 2020

Interviews (first stage):            Thursday 14 January 2021

Interviews (second stage):        Date to be confirmed

Nottingham Trent University is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values.

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Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

Nottingham Trent University prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate diversity and welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our local communities and wider society.

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?


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