Executive Recruitment

Dean of School

Dear applicant 

Thank you very much for your interest in the role of Dean of the School.

Even before the advent of Covid19, it was a time of significant change within the University with our review of the size and shape of our Schools, as well as reviews being undertaken of our professional services functions. These reviews are necessary to ensure the University is equipped to manage the challenges within Higher Education, and to be able to meet them with confidence. 

With the impact of Brexit not really fully felt, the arrival of Covid19, the killing of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter and its impact on our staff and our students, it has been a period of time like no other. For the University of Brighton there are many opportunities as we navigate these challenges.

The new School brings together a range of complementary disciplines which provides opportunity for future development of an innovative academic portfolio attractive to potential student and meeting the demands of local, national and international employers.  There is an established research base with strong regional partnerships.  The role of Dean brings with it the opportunity to drive pedagogic development in education and broaden the underpinning research and enterprise base, to work with the University’s Executive Board on specific institution wide projects; for example, on reducing the degree awarding gap within our University for our students of colour and those from disadvantaged socio-economic groups and to develop strategic regional partnership with employers.

You will find all the information about the role and what we’re looking for on this microsite, as well as links to the University, our Strategy and key documents. We look forward to hearing about you. It is both a significant and exciting time to be joining us.

I wish you every success with your application.

Yours sincerely

Professor Andrew Lloyd, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Operations)

The university is adopting a new model for the size and shape of its Schools.

School Size and Shape - March 2020

  • The diagram is a proportional representation that details the final model for School Size and Shape based on two rounds of engagement and subsequent approval by UEB in February 2020.
  • The segments represent the size of the School and subject areas by full-time equivalent (FTE) at all levels of study (UG, PGT and PGR)
  • The diagram automatically orders School size from largest to smallest. The subject areas making up each School are also in ascending order by size.

A new School based on the Moulsecoomb campus, with the working title “School of Technology” will be formed from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, the School of Architecture and Design and the subject disciplines of civil engineering and built environment/construction from our existing School of Environment and Technology.

As a new School the role of the incoming Dean will be to establish the Vision for the School in the context of the University Strategy Practical Wisdom, which over the next 5 years will be through our Brighton 2025 programme. The School seeks to reflect the university values creativity, inclusivity, sustainability and partnership through its culture, course portfolio and research.

Each School comprises a School Leadership and Management Team, which will consists of:

  • Dean of School
  • School Operations Manager
  • Associate Dean (Education and Student Experience)
  • Associate Dean (Research & Enterprise)
  • Associate Dean (Academic Operations)

These teams were established on 1st January 2021 and are leading the transition to the new School structure which will be in place from 1st August 2021. The new Schools will have more consistent school operational structures and governance frameworks with cross-school leaders to support the delivery of the University’s Strategic Priorities alongside subject an course-based academic leadership roles to support the delivery of the academic portfolio.