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Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries

The roles

Joining us in one of the following senior leadership roles, you’ll play a significant part in realising our vision to be the number one destination for the study of the creative industries, humanities and social sciences subjects. You’ll shape and promote the advancement of a supportive, solution-focused research and innovation culture, based on our partnerships with employers, enriching global opportunities and cross-faculty collaboration. And, as you help us to produce creative, reflective work-ready graduates, we’ll support you in pursuing your own academic and professional interests too.

To apply for these roles, please email uclanfcci@uclan.ac.uk with a CV and a covering note outlining how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification by 4th June 2017.

Faculty Director for Research and Innovation

Increase your influence with this award-winning Faculty.

The role

As a key member of the Faculty Executive Team, you will make a significant contribution to the development of the University’s academic and strategic vision for research and innovation. Under the direction of the Executive Dean and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), you will develop and lead research across the Faculty. This will involve liaising with Heads of School, School research leads and Unit of Assessment coordinators to nurture and enhance our national and international reputation for research excellence. Leading a variety of activities designed to commercialise research and exploit innovation opportunities, you’ll develop creative solutions to drive income generation and diversification. You will play a critical role in developing our Faculty’s research environment, and build our postgraduate research culture, promoting research-informed teaching and learning strategies, as well as mentoring and supporting colleagues in their career development and pursuit of innovation.

Your qualifications and experience

With a Higher degree/Doctorate in an appropriate discipline, ideally you’ll also have a Professorial title or Membership of a professional body. Your significant leadership experience should include managing research and consultancy projects, income generation, and co-ordinating resources while working within regulatory processes and governance systems.

You must have the ability to develop and implement strategy, lead a change management agenda, and inspire others to embrace new ways of working. With an impressive record of research outputs and involvement with professional networks and outside bodies, you should have demonstrable peer credibility. And, as well as excellent leadership and team building skills, you’ll need to demonstrate the successful supervision of PhD students.

We welcome applications from female candidates as they are currently underrepresented at this level within the Faculty.

For informal inquiries, please contact the Executive Dean Andrew Ireland at aireland@uclan.ac.uk

Closing Date: 4th June

Salary - £Competitive

Reference number - 2822

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Language and Global Studies - Head of School

Expand your horizons with this award-winning Faculty.

The role

As a member of the Faculty’s Executive Team you’ll make a significant contribution to the formulation and implementation of strategy and policy. Overseeing the provision of academic programmes, you’ll facilitate the development of new and existing courses and maintain the quality of delivery and content of the School’s academic portfolio. As well as providing academic leadership for School staff, you’ll be responsible for the operational management of the resources, quality assurance and financial performance of the School. And, with a particular focus on the student experience, you’ll support the achievement of critical success factors such as student recruitment and retention, satisfaction, attainment and employability.

Promoting a solution-focussed environment for all School activities, you’ll support the advancement of teaching and learning. You’ll collaborate with other Schools, services and external stakeholders to create opportunities for research innovation and enterprise. And, driving income generation and diversification, you’ll maximise the School’s contribution to the development and achievement of the faculty’s goals.

Your qualifications and experience

With a Higher degree/Doctorate in an appropriate discipline, ideally you’ll also have membership of a professional body. Your leadership experience should include both people and budgetary management, and the co-ordination of resources while working within regulatory processes and governance systems.

You must have the ability to develop and implement strategy, lead a change management agenda, and inspire others to embrace new ways of working. With a strong track record in research, innovation and/or consultancy, you should also be able to demonstrate peer credibility through involvement with professional networks and outside bodies.

We welcome applications from female candidates as they are currently underrepresented at this level within the Faculty.

For informal inquiries, please contact the Executive Dean Andrew Ireland at aireland@uclan.ac.uk

Closing Date: 4th June

Salary - £Competitive

Reference number - 2820

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Reader/Professor in Architecture

Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture - School of Art, Design and Fashion

Broaden your impact with this award-winning Faculty.

The role

Leading on research and teaching activities, you’ll shape a strategy to further the Institute’s reputation as a world leader in architectural and design research. Actively pursuing opportunities for enterprise and innovation, you’ll lead knowledge exchange and public engagement activity. You’ll grow our architectural research capacity through collaboration and workforce development, and make a major contribution to the progress of new and internationally significant work.

Liaising with and influencing national and international external bodies and research councils, you’ll raise both the Institute’s and your own profile through your involvement in committees, working groups, forums and other events within the wider academic community. Seeking and obtaining external funding for research, you’ll develop new partnerships with professionals and community groups. And, as well as teaching and supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, you’ll support their recruitment, experience and achievement.

Your qualifications and experience

With good first and second higher degrees in Architecture (RIBA Parts I and II equivalent), ideally you’ll have a formal teaching qualification equivalent to Fellow of the HEA UK. You’ll also need a doctoral level degree, or significant experience in doctoral supervision or research driven professional/academic practice. And, with Architecture PSRB Membership, preferably you’ll also have RIBA Membership and ARB registration.

With significant experience of working in UK HE Architectural education and research, you should have a proven record of successful academic leadership and of obtaining research funding. You should also have a strong track record of managing, empowering and developing staff and leading research teams to achieve business goals. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate your recognition by peers in a professional setting at national and international levels.

For informal inquiries, please contact Head of School Maria Murray at mjmurray1@uclan.ac.uk

Closing Date: 4th June

Reader in Architecture - Salary: £49,772 - £57,675

Professor in Architecture – Salary: £Competitive

Reference number - 2821

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Reader in Asia Pacific Studies

School of Language & Global Studies

Extend your expertise with this award-winning Faculty.

The role

Leading in the area of Asia Pacific Studies in the School, including Korean and Japanese, you’ll also provide operational and academic leadership for our Institute of Korean Studies. We’ve developed this area considerably over the last few years, and you’ll provide strategic direction on both research and the development of courses. You’ll make a major contribution to the University’s overall Language strategy, as well as the development of the post-REF strategy for East Asian Languages and Area Studies within the School.

Joining a lively, ambitious and collegiate team, your research development and income generation will support the achievement of the School’s academic objectives. You’ll also be responsible for student supervision and delivering research-informed teaching. And, extending the School’s national and international network of researchers and practitioners, you’ll create new opportunities for course development, research and consultancy activity.

Your qualifications and experience

An outstanding academic with significant experience of teaching Asia Pacific Studies at HE level, you’ll demonstrate a strong interest in Korean studies. You must also have an extensive and internationally-recognised track record of publications and grant-funded research in a relevant field, together with evidence of research impact as required for Unit 27 of the REF.

With a PhD (or equivalent) in East Asian Studies, Area Studies, or a related field, you should be an active member of a relevant Professional Body or Learned Society. HEA Fellowship is desirable, as is experience of research management and administration in a university department or similar educational or research unit. You should also have a successful track record of innovative curriculum development, competitive grant application, and PhD student supervision.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Daniel Waller at DWaller@uclan.ac.uk

Closing Date: 4th June

Salary: £49,772 - £57,675

Reference number - 2819

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