Dean of Academic Strategy

Vacancy ID: 7996
Main Location: LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Hours: 37
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Closing date: May 17, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

In response to the changing world, UAL has launched a new 10-year strategy. We are investing in our people and setting challenging goals. With this brings career defining opportunities for proven leaders to design and deliver strategic components, contributing to the University’s wider strategic objectives. At London College of Fashion, as part of the Stratford project (a major relocation programme delivering a new powerhouse for innovation, creativity, and learning) we are seeking a Dean of Academic Strategy to develop the College's academic strategy in order to enhance, develop and improve the student experience.

As Dean of Academic Strategy, you will work closely with the Pro Vice -Chancellor and Head of College to coordinate the development and deployment of resources to ensure a culture of continuous improvement of academic provision and the student experience. This will include providing leadership of the academic EDI agenda, reflecting upon changes within the fashion industry, overseeing the development of new curriculum in the Schools, and leading on an effective framework for quality assurance and enhancement. You will also provide oversight for College teaching activities.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change. In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.

 If you have any queries about this role, you may contact the LCF Staffing Team at phone: 07730 900 321.

Your Profile

The successful candidate will be recognised as a leading authority in their subject or profession with widespread public or professional recognition within their institution and amongst external peers based on demonstrated expertise. You will have a substantial record of teaching, research and/or professional practice in one or more of the College’s specialist areas, along with a demonstrable knowledge of academic provision, trends and issues in Universities. Your application will also need to demonstrate experience of formulating strategic directions and influencing developments.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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