Head Of Department (Architecture and Built Environment)

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

Northumbria University at Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in The Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. Northumbria University values the quality and diversity of our staff. Architecture and Built Environment is in the top 200 in the QS World University subject rankings.

The Faculty of Engineering and Environment is committed to the applications and principles of Engineering, Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

The University is seeking to develop further its standing in teaching and research by appointing exceptional academics with proven track records to senior academic leadership roles in our Faculties. It is expected candidates will be at Professorial level or will be supported to achieve a Professorial title within a short period after appointment.

You will assist and support the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty in the strategic leadership of the Faculty’s academic and entrepreneurial activities, and drive performance to achieve transformational change in the context of the University’s Vision, Corporate Strategy, plans, policies and procedures. You will contribute personally to building the University’s and the Faculty’s reputation and ranking.

As a member of the Faculty Executive Team, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of colleagues to deliver academic excellence across all areas of activity within the Department.

The Department has particular strengths in Building Information Modelling/Digital Construction, Digital Futures, Sustainable Construction Technology & Process, People & Place, Practice Based Design and Heritage Building Conservation.  As Head of the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, you will have an international profile in research, learning and teaching pedagogy or entrepreneurial activity, in one of these fields, or an appropriate disciplinary area.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative university, a challenger institution with genuine global ambition.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Glen McHale, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty on +44 (0)191 2273660 or glen.mchale@northumbria.ac.uk.

We are aiming for a start date before 01 September 2018.

How to apply

Apply online

Please submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Alongside this please complete the attached Equal Opportunities/Personal details form (found at the bottom of this page).

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close at 23:59 on 23/02/2018

orthumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.