Associate Dean – Economic, Social and Cultural Development

Opening Date:
13 Jun 2023
Closing Date:
9 Jul 2023
Salary Range:

Robert Gordon University is an innovative, inclusive, impactful and professionally-focused institution focused on demand-led teaching and research. Our mission is to transform people and communities by providing excellent teaching, research and enterprise opportunities to contribute to economic, social and cultural development and environmental sustainability.

Having a positive impact on those we serve, we recognise and celebrate the values of curiosity, authenticity, approachability, collaboration, ambition, respectfulness and equality.

As one of 11 Schools within Robert Gordon University, the School of Health Sciences aims to provide dynamic and transformational teaching, learning and research that makes a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of local, national and global communities. The School prides itself on producing people-centred, capable and professional graduates who positively impact on the lives of individuals and the health of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the School as Associate Dean for Economic, Social and Cultural Development. As Associate Dean you will be responsible for providing effective leadership, ensuring that the work and longer term direction of the School is fully aligned to the University vision, values and strategic goals.

The purpose of the post is to work with the Dean to develop and nurture the School’s contribution to economic, social and cultural development and to contribute to the wider University strategy in these areas. You will also contribute to the leadership of the School and facilitate collaborative working with other Schools and Departments to drive economic development and community engagement.

As Associate Dean you will develop identified teams of academic staff to achieve the School priorities and will support the Dean of School to implement University policy and strategy. Experience of successful and sustained leadership and line management will be an essential requirement for this role.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be directed to Laura Binnie, Dean of School at

Salary will rise to £66,857 – £68,857 per annum from 1st August 2023.

We operate a hybrid working policy whereby you will have the opportunity to work off campus for 50% of the working week but you must be in a position to be present on campus to meet the requirements of the role. You will benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days annual leave (including statutory holidays and Christmas closure) an onsite nursery and sports centre as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.

RGU’s ultra-modern campus, located on the outskirts of the vibrant and prosperous city of Aberdeen, offers a superb place to live, work and develop your career. A relocation package is available to assist with your transition to RGU, where you’ll enjoy working in one of the most impressive university settings in the UK, with first-class educational infrastructure and outstanding sporting and leisure facilities, all set against a stunning rural backdrop on the banks of the river Dee. More information can be found in our Relocation Policy

To apply please upload a CV and covering letter (of no more than two A4 pages) explaining your interest in this post, summarising your experience, attributes and your view of your overall suitability for this position.