Dean of Medical Education/Deputy Head of Medical School

Aston University

  • Permanent
  • Birmingham, West Midlands
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Dean of Medical Education/Deputy Head of Medical School
Date posted:11th January 2024
Closing date:12th February 2024

Competitive salary 

Aston University is one of the UK’s top 25 universities, with a mission to be the UK’s leading institution for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions. A new leadership team, led by our Vice-Chancellor Professor Aleks Subic, has developed a bold 2030 strategy which builds on our strengths and supports our ambition to continue to grow and develop our position as a university renowned for science, technology, and enterprise. 

Aston Medical School took its first intake of students in 2018 and has already earned a positive reputation for their patient-centred curriculum enabling students to develop the core competencies in medicine in a more innovative and dynamic environment. As our Dean of Medical Education and Deputy Dean of Aston Medical School you will have a unique opportunity to provide leadership for the strategic development and operation of the education agenda as well as lead the School into the next phase of growth and innovation.  

You will lead a review of the vision, direction and strategy of education with a focus on enhancing and growing our programme offerings beyond the current three programmes: MBChB, BSc (Adult Nursing) and MSc (Physician Associate Practice). Much of this development and expansion requires innovative thinking in partnership with our NHS Local Education Providers and taking account of the University and College priorities, the professional regulatory framework, and national political and financial opportunities.  

The successful candidate will evidence inspiring and empathetic leadership with profound pedagogical understanding to support and further develop the team to meet the challenges of expanding the programmes in innovative ways. The post is open to clinical and non-clinical applicants, and where relevant, the appointment will be made at the appropriate clinical grade and salary, dependent on qualifications, experience, and any ongoing clinical responsibilities that are undertaken via a joint appointment. 

Closing date is midday, Monday 12 February 2024. 

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. 


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