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Professor and Dean of the Dalian Leicester Institute

  • University of Leicester
  • Leicester, Leicestershire
  • 14/07/2019
Full time

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Professor and Dean of the Dalian Leicester Institute

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College of Science and Engineering

Vacancy terms:

Permanent post with 5 year appointment as Dean.

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Advert closes midnight on:

11 Aug 2019

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About the role

With a leading responsibility for the University's first International Institute, and spending up to 50% of your time in the People's Republic of China (PRC), you will oversee the University team delivering the teaching and providing associated professional service support. A major aspect of the role is the interaction with all levels of staff at the University's Chinese HE partner as well as with the University's legal and financial advisers in the PRC. In addition, you will be responsible for the forward planning, financial management, teaching provision and professional service quality.

The University of Leicester and Dalian University of Technology have a long-standing history of collaboration. For many years this was at the research level, between individual and small groups of academic staff. In 2015 DUT's campus in Panjin, sought to establish a Cooperative Education Institute with a highly ranked, teaching and research-led UK university. The University of Leicester, because of its previous collaboration with DUT and its focus on and successful history in internationalisation was an ideal partner.

About you

With experience leading and managing international academic partnerships related to the HE environment, you will have significant experience of working in a physical science or an engineering setting. A thorough knowledge of University procedures is key, including degree regulations, finance, budgeting, staffing and student targets. Alongside this, you will have a good understanding of HE issues, plus an awareness of the cultures and major influences in universities and colleges in the UK, PRC and other countries.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Penny Jackson, Operations Director of the College of Science and Engineering, on 0116 252 2912 or [email protected]

We anticipate that longlisted candidates will undertake a telephone interview on 20 or 21 August 2019. Candidates passing this stage will be invited to interview on 3 September 2019.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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