The University is seeking an internal candidate to succeed Professor Louise Gracia as Dean of Students (0.6FTE) after she completes her term of office. The appointment will be for a 3 year period with effect from 1 September 2019 or shortly thereafter.
The purpose of this role is to operate at institutional level to support the enhancement of the student experience through new and improved engagement strategies, and to ensure that the academic pastoral needs of students are considered in University-wide strategic developments and delivery.
In recognition of the importance of the academic pastoral experience, the Dean of Students will have line accountability for the Faculty Senior Tutors who undertake the duties of the existing Senior Tutor role on a local Faculty basis working with Departmental Senior Tutors.
The Dean of Students is a member of the Education Executive and will continue to lead the development of the wider personal tutor network, building on the recent Review of Personal Tutoring, and work closely with all colleagues across improving student communications and engagement.
Interviews are scheduled for 27 June 2019 and individuals may be invited to submit further information in support of their application following consideration by the selection panel.
Expressions of interest, which should include a CV and a covering statement setting out the suitability for the role against the specification, should be submitted to Professor Chris Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), and must be received no later than midnight on Friday 7 June 2019.