PVC & Dean of Faculty (AHESS)

Anglia Ruskin University
May 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A

Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type


Employment Type

Full time or fractional

Salary Other

Competitive Salary



Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education & Social Sciences

Ref No


Closing Date



  • Job Description & Person Specification (PDF, 81.9kb)

  • Candidate Brief (PDF, 3325.4kb)

  • Expectations of Academics (PDF, 161.69kb)

  • Professorial Appointment Pack (PDF, 597.87kb)

  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the Role:

    This is an exciting time to join ARU and an outstanding opportunity to help shape the future direction of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Over the last five years we have grown significantly by seizing opportunities and responding to national priorities and needs of our local partners. Our new Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences will provide strategic leadership and management for the Faculty across education, research and innovation and external engagement. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, and as a member of the University Executive Team, they will actively contribute to the development and achievement of the university's overall strategy. They will also lead on the development of innovative and effective partnerships in the UK and internationally.

    We are keen to hear from candidates who bring a proven track record of delivery in a senior academic or senior (related) professional sector role. Candidates will be able to evidence a compelling academic profile and track record of research in a discipline relevant to the Faculty. Candidates must have credibility with key stakeholders and have substantial experience of building and maintaining external relationships with employers, professional bodies, and other key stakeholders. A PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area is essential.

    This is a professorial appointment. Individuals joining us from another UK university, already holding the title of Professor awarded by that university, will have that Professorship recognised, subject to ratification by the Vice Chancellor.

    Please note: If the applicant is not currently a professor at another UK University, it may be possible to recruit to a professorship subject to meeting ARU's Professorial Framework criteria. Applicants are required to read the attached Professorial Appointment Pack, attach their academic CV, provide the necessary references and complete the Professorial Appointment Review form included in the pack. Applications received without the completed form will not be considered.

    Informal enquiries can be made to the Recruitment Team at [email protected] or [email protected].

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news