Thank you for your interest in the Academic Dean for our Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.
Coventry University is the rising star of British higher education. Maintaining our strong emphasis on high quality education and applied research, within thirty years of our attainment of university status Coventry University has become a global brand. We have operations in Dubai, Singapore and Rwanda and are the UK’s fourth largest annual recruiter of international students. Our global outlook sits alongside a strong civic identity and mission. The university is a major presence in Coventry, which contributes to the city’s friendly and vibrant atmosphere and also enables us to foster successful business partnerships.
Situated in the birthplace of the British motor industry and the historical heart of UK manufacturing, our Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing enjoys a global reputation for business-focused teaching and research. With three schools (computing, electronics and mathematics; energy, construction and environment; and mechanical, aerospace and automotive engineering) the Faculty is one of the largest in the UK and is nationally and internationally renowned as a centre of innovation for its teaching, learning and research. Currently home to around 6,500 students, 400 staff with significant TNE activity, we are continuing to experience growth and are expanding activity across our portfolio. Whether harnessing the power of new technologies to streamline manufacturing, developing complex algorithms to mine big data or pioneering sustainable solutions to industry problems, our students and staff are tackling some of society’s most pressing issues.
With a focus on growth and delivering high-quality student outcomes, our new Academic Dean will bring a strategic vision for the diversity of disciplines across the Faculty. With proven leadership skills, a strong track record of academic achievement and experience of delivering sustainable change, candidates will blend a commercial mindset with an inclusive approach to leadership and an unwavering commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience.
The role represents an opportunity to take our reputation to the next level. If you share our values and ambition and want to be part of this vibrant academic community, we look forward to hearing from you. You can find out more about the role on this site and further information on the University by clicking here. Our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley would be delighted to discuss the opportunities with you in the first instance.
We are a unique institution with distinctive approach to our activities.
Our staff are central to the university’s success and we are committed to supporting them in their delivery of teaching and learning, research outputs and impact, and enterprise development – all of which will enhance our ability to operate globally. Our approach is partnership-driven, entrepreneurial and sustainable. You can take a look at our Group Strategy and find out more about our vision for 2030 here.
Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have received a variety of awards and accolades in recent years. We were awarded University of the Year for Student Experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, and were shortlisted for University of the Year in 2021; we were ranked 38th in the Guardian University Guide 2022. We hold a TEF Gold and received 5 stars for teaching, student satisfaction and online learning in the QS Stars Ratings 2020.
We’re proud of our achievements and of the way in which the university’s global reputation is flourishing, but we’re not resting on our past successes. We’re committed to continuing to deliver quality teaching and learning, outstanding student satisfaction, and to equipping our graduates with the skills they need to flourish personally and professionally.
Coventry gained its university status in 1992. Since then we have worked tirelessly to become a global enterprise, establishing multiple campuses and initiatives across the world.
The Coventry University Group is an umbrella term for Coventry University and all of our locations owned and governed by Coventry University. You can view our structure chart and other relevant organigrams for a more detailed overview here.
We are one of the top-rated universities for working with business and are proud to be seen as a business-facing University. Many of our commercial activities are delivered and supported through our trading subsidiaries: Coventry University Enterprises and Coventry University Services. We have other subsidiaries around the UK that offer educational and business support services.
Teaching & Learning
We aim to deliver a teaching and learning experience that encourages, inspires and develops our students into graduates who are globally employable.
Our students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines, including Europe’s largest academic trading floors, mock courtooms, hospital wards, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres.
We’ve also been awarded an overall QS Stars rating of 5 stars and have scored top marks in the following areas:
We are continually evolving to give our students the best opportunities and experiences.
As a global University that ranks strongly in national and worldwide league tables – as well as for positive feedback from our students – we’re aiming to set ourselves apart as the university of choice for a great experience while studying.
Salary range: Competitive + Benefits
Mode: Full Time, Permanent
Academic Deans are responsible for providing the operational leadership of the Faculty and for the development and achievement of the Faculty’s strategy and business plan through the Faculty’s Leadership Team. Accountable for the following areas:
Main Duties and responsibilities
AND such other duties as are within the scope and spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and it’s grading.
Experience (paid and unpaid)
Job related skills/ aptitudes
The salary (grade 10, up to £125,000) will be agreed with the successful candidate.
We offer benefits including pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, training, personal and professional development and discounted membership to the university’s bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre.
In addition, we have a number of lifestyle benefits, such as our cycle to work scheme and our Coventry University car share scheme, all designed to support your career, wellbeing and the environment. The university is also primarily based in the centre of Coventry, allowing great access to the road and rail networks.
A summary of our benefits can be found by clicking here.
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to the university, an executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.
The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 17 November 2021.
Should you wish to discuss this role in strict confidence, please contact: Phil Entwistle on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)7596 954 387; or Ed Pritchard on email@example.com or +44(0)7980 817 927.
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the reference AQ1245. The forward timetable is to be agreed.
|Closing date:||Noon on Wednesday 17 November 2021|
|Longlisting:||Wednesday 24 November 2021|
|Preliminary Interviews with AQ:||Week commencing 29 November 2021|
|Shortlisting:||Wednesday 8 December 2021|
|Final Panel Interviews:||Friday 7 January 2022|