Deputy Academic Dean

Lancaster University

United Kingdom

October 4, 2022


Deputy Academic Dean

Lancaster University College - Weihai Salary: £54,949 to £61,823 Closing Date: Tuesday 04 October 2022 Interview Date: Monday 10 October 2022 Reference: 0902-22

Deputy Academic Dean

Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University, China

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Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Academic Dean based at our Joint Institute in Weihai, China. An international strategic partnership that has been established between Beijing Jiaotong University and Lancaster University (LUC@BJTU). The college has grown rapidly and now has close to 2000 students studying on 6 undergraduate and 2 postgraduate programmes.

The successful candidate is expected to play a frontline role in managing Lancaster activities and responsibilities at the Weihai Campus and contributing to the strategic development of the partnership with BJTU. Maintaining and nurturing a close working relationship with partner peers and senior management at LU and BJTU is crucial, especially after the disruptions of the pandemic. Some contribution to teaching is expected. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree and are expected to have records of scholarship, funded research, teaching and advising.

Students at the Joint Institute are encouraged to participate in study abroad, summer schools and other types of exchange opportunities. Lancaster is committed to providing students at Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University with an excellent student experience and many of Lancaster's resources will be available to them. Academic standards are subject to rigorous quality assurance including continuous moderation of assessment setting and marking.

Located at the eastern end of Shandong Province, Weihai is a major seaport and popular holiday destination due to its long coastline and abundant sandy beaches. BJTU Weihai campus is located in Nanhai, a new urban district, about 50 km south of Weihai City. Teaching duties are shared between Lancaster University and BJTU staff with some staff based on Weihai campus and others flying in for teaching assignments. Lancaster University ranks 132 out of more than 1000 Universities in the QS World University Ranking. Lancaster has recently won two major awards from The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. We were named the International University of the Year in the 2020 guide, and the University of the Year in the 2018 edition. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and has held a Bronze award since 2008, in recognition of good employment practice to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Successful applicants will be offered indefinite contracts, contingent on successful review following a period of probation. Applicants must be capable and willing to work in China at the Weihai Campus.

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    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University,...