University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Head of School of Engineering

United Kingdom

Closing in 20 days

Head of School of Engineering School of Engineering

Location: Lincoln Please note, this post is permanent and full time at 1.0 FTE. Competitive salary. Closing Date: Sunday 15 October 2023 Interview Date: Friday 03 November 2023 Reference: COS542A

Are you an inspirational and visionary academic, with an interdisciplinary mind-set?

We are looking for a Head of School of Engineering who will be able to lead us in shaping the next stage of our exciting future. We're interested in exceptional people with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement.

Your leadership skills and strategic vision will be complemented by your strong track record in delivering projects, including growing the engineering team, building research capacity and external links, and delivering a superb student experience through innovative teaching of 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-focused 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 Energy. A broad portfolio of research is managed within four strategic research clusters contributing to an extensive portfolio of externally funded projects: (1) Digital Health & Care and Biomedical Engineering; (2) Net- Zero, Energy and Environmental Sustainability; (3) Material Science and Smart Manufacturing; and (4) Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems and Industry 4.0.

Taking on a permanent role in the School, you will serve as Head of School for 5 years, with the possibility of extension subject to mutual agreement. It is intended that the post is suitable for someone appointable to our Teaching and Research profile. This post may attract professorial status for suitably qualified applicants.

For an informal conversation about this role please contact the Head of College, Professor Duncan French, via [email protected].

Please ensure that you upload your CV with your full career history, ensuring you list all of your research or scholarly outputs and all of your secured external income, including the awarding body, the amount awarded to your institution, and your role in securing the income.

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    Job details


    Head of School of Engineering


    University of Lincoln


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 15, 2023

    Job type



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    About the employer

    The University of Lincoln is home to a growing community of students from around the world and we are delighted that you are considering joining us. Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, we have welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, we are listed in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and were also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

    Lincoln is a fantastic place to live, study, and work and was named as one of Britain’s 20 Best Cities in 2017 by The Telegraph. In 2016, Lincoln was also named the friendliest place in the UK by the Eden Project’s Big Lunch program. More recently, Lincoln was named as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, according to The Times Good University Guide 2020.

    At the University of Lincoln, we put students at the heart of everything we do. We have a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and were awarded Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. Our courses have gained international recognition with Agriculture at Lincoln ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, while Computer Science and Education are ranked in the top 250 in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. As a student at the University of Lincoln, we aim to prepare you for your future career by providing you with a range of opportunities to engage with industry and to develop career-ready skills.

    The University is proud to have developed innovative partnerships with a range of organizations, providing students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to the latest industry trends. We want students to get involved in initiatives such as our Student Managed Investment Fund, and enjoy the benefits of our links to companies such as Siemens and Reuters. We have Bloomberg Terminals on campus, enabling business students and staff to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data, alongside laboratories, lecture theatres, and seminar rooms.

    At the University of Lincoln, we offer a range of opportunities to help you develop the skills and qualities employers are increasingly looking for. As an example, a number of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs provide the opportunity to apply to take part in an industry work placement or project. There may also be opportunities to hear from guest speakers and to participate in field trips to help you broaden your knowledge.

    Our Students’ Union (SU) can help to make your time at Lincoln a truly unforgettable experience. Joining a club or society can be a great way to make new friends, creating bonds that can last a lifetime. The SU traditionally offers more than 100 different sports clubs and societies that anyone can join. They range from academic groups like the Computer Science and Law Societies to less traditional clubs such as the Harry Potter and Pokemon Go Societies.

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