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Head of School of Engineering

School of Engineering

Location:  Lincoln
Competitive salary
Closing Date:   Thursday 30 September 2021
Reference:  COS542

Interview date - To be confirmed, anticipated to be mid-late October 2021

Dynamic leadership, inspirational academics and significant financial investment have seen our reputation for research and learning in science and engineering go from strength to strength. We’re looking for exceptional people with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement. Join us in shaping the next stage of our exciting future.

This post may attract professorial status for suitably qualified applicants.

Set in the heart of a beautiful, safe and friendly city, the University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious and international institution with high aspirations and a rapidly improving profile

We are looking for an inspirational and visionary Head of School with an interdisciplinary mind-set to lead the School of Engineering.  Your leadership skills and strategic vision will be complemented by your strong track record in delivering projects including recruitment of staff, building research capacity and external links and delivering a superb student experience through innovative, accredited curricula.   You will be fully committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all students and staff, whatever their background.   You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to support and develop talented and motivated teams to ensure the School grows and fulfils its potential, building on the existing entrepreneurial and agile working ethos, with a focus on developing innovative programmes and new programmes in emerging interdisciplinary areas.  You will also have an outward facing role, ensuring the School is at the forefront of addressing key challenges in skills provision and innovation in the local and global economy.  As a member of the College Leadership Team, you will have a collegiate approach to working in an interdisciplinary and supportive environment alongside heads of other schools and the College directorate, sharing resources and facilities for maximum benefit.

Recruiting a varied intake of students across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as delivering degree apprenticeships and educational contracts for external organisations, the school delivers an industry-focussed student experience in a research-led environment. The school has excellent relationships with many local, national and international industrial partners, exemplified by our award-winning relationship with Siemens. A broad portfolio of research is managed within two research groups; The Sustainable Energy and Power Research Group, and the Industrial Digitalisation and System Intelligence Research Group.

Taking on a permanent role in the School, you will serve as Head of School for 3 years, with the possibility of extension subject to mutual agreement.  The post is available on either of our academic role profiles – Teaching and Research or Teaching, Scholarship and Professional Practice.

For an informal conversation about this role please contact the Head of College, Professor Libby John at ljohn@lincoln.ac.uk

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We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa, however, if you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Please refer to UK Visas and Immigration for further information and to consider your eligibility requirements to work in the UK prior to your application.