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Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean (FEPS)

FEPS Central Faculty Admin

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 20 May 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 30 June 2021
Reference:  028521

The University of Surrey is a global community where forward thinking and doing are hallmarks of our people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.  It has a world-class reputation for research and seeks to answer global challenges, drive innovation and deliver real-world impact, We represent the Gold standard for delivering exceptional teaching and practical learning that inspires and empowers students. Surrey has an enterprising spirit, working and connecting with external institutions, businesses, government and communities.  Inventive and forward thinking, its heritage shows a recurring theme of going its own way, doing things differently – and achieving notable results, such as the achievement of 4 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, the grant of a Regius Professorship to the Electronic Engineering Department, and growth activities through the launch of two new institutes, in Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability, a world leading 5G/6G mobile communications centre, and industry links to a thriving Research Park.


The University’s Corporate Strategy has set out a blueprint for the future that builds on current strengths and presents a clear vision to becoming a leading global university. To support this journey, the University is now seeking to appoint a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS). FEPS’ academics are well respected, both nationally and internationally, throughout academia and industry. Interdisciplinary strengths allow the Faculty to constantly explore new opportunities to cross boundaries, and consistent investment has built up an impressive infrastructure that further supports this whilst offering a truly world class learning environment.


The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean drives forward the University strategy and leads the delivery of strategic objectives  through innovative and entrepreneurial approaches. Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, being a member of the University Executive Board, the postholder will provide influential, strategic and operational leadership for the Faculty. The role holder will ensure that excellence permeates all activity within the Faculty, whilst contributing to pan-university activities defined by the broader strategic priorities set by the Executive Board. An inspirational  leader, s/he will possess strong academic credentials in a relevant discipline; have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; and will be able to identify, develop and support staff and initiatives that will enhance the Faculty’s reputation  and impact, ensuring that the faculty’s strategy align with and advance the University’s strategy and vision.


If you are a pioneering and inspirational academic leader, ambitious and passionate about making a difference to the academic mission of the university, and leading the faculty to the next level, we want to hear from you.


Interested candidates please submit a covering letter stating your vision and credentials, plus your full CV to Louise Kelly, resourcing specialist before the closing date of 5pm Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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