Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Education

Full Time £ Negotiable / Per Annum REF: NU3420
Closing deadline for applications: 30/09/2020

(Interim Post for 3 Months, subject to possible extension)

 Flexible/Negotiable Salary. Part Time Hours will also be considered

The University is seeking to appoint to the post of Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education.

The Faculty of Education has a growing portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development opportunities leading to a broad range of careers in education and associated professions.  The Faculty offers initial teacher education programmes leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) for the early years, primary and secondary levels in mainstream education and these are available through undergraduate, postgraduate and school direct programmes of study. Full and part-time undergraduate courses also include Early Childhood Education and Care and Studies in Primary Education.

The Interim Executive Dean will provide strategic leadership for the Faculty, promoting the development of the teaching portfolio, improving the student academic experience, championing research, and seeking to expand CPD and consultancy work. They will represent the University in key external networks, enhancing the University’s reputation, and using these external contacts to grow the Faculty.

The Interim Executive Dean will also be a member of the University Leadership Team and the University Operations Team, with executive authority within the Faculty. The post-holder will report to the Vice-Chancellor, providing support in the leadership of the institution and, from time-to-time, taking leadership on cross-institutional issues.

The successful applicant will hold a Doctorate or have appropriate professional standing, together with qualified teacher status or a PGCE (higher education). They will also have good knowledge of key trends in higher education and current policies and practices in initial teacher education, together with high-level knowledge, understanding and experience of strategically developing and enhancing learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education within a context of internal and external Quality Assurance and Enhancement frameworks. Experience of providing excellent leadership and management of a diverse group of professional staff is also essential.

The University is flexible regarding the salary and hours of work for this post, and is happy to consider part time hours (2/3 days per week, on/off campus) and a flexible/negotiable salary for the successful candidate.

Informal enquiries about this opportunity are very welcome. Please contact Professor Jackie Dunne, Vice Chancellor, at if you would like to discuss the role further.

An application form and further details about this role are available from or alternatively please e-mail:

Closing date for applications:   Wednesday 30 September 2020

Provisional interview date:  Friday 16 October 2020 (to be confirmed)

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits including 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time posts), pension scheme, chaplaincy and spiritual care, library services, employee assistance programme, occupational health and counselling services, health care and cycle to work schemes, and staff development opportunities. For further information about these and other staff benefits please visit our website or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer