Associate Dean for Practice

Opening Date:
20 Oct 2023
Closing Date:
17 Nov 2023
Salary Range:

Associate Dean for Practice
(School of Social Sciences)

£90,652 – £98,001 p.a.

The Associate Dean for Practice will be a driving force in elevating the School’s Teaching and Practice profile, fostering innovation, and ensuring alignment with the university’s strategic objectives. This role demands a visionary leader who can navigate the complex landscape of practice-based education and research while contributing to the broader mission of the School and the institution.

Job Purpose:

  • Develop and articulate a compelling vision for Teaching and Practice within the School, encompassing diverse practice-based activities.
  • Lead the creation of new standards through innovation and scholarly engagement, fostering excellence in Teaching and Practice.
  • Provide strategic leadership to enhance external relationships, engagement, and partnerships.
  • Collaborate with university stakeholders to realize NTU Strategic Plan goals.
  • Oversee Nottingham Civic Exchange and commercial activities.
  • Contribute to the broader cultural and civic aspirations of the School.
  • Ensure parity in esteem, opportunity, and performance across academic pathways.

Closing Date: 17th November 2023

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact either Professor Sara Owen; Executive Dean ( or Dr Gareth Williams; Associate Dean of Resource & Planning (

School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences consists of four Departments and two Institutes: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social and Political Sciences, Social Work Care and Community, the Institute of Health and Allied Professions, and the Nottingham Institute of Education. We welcome over 7,500 students to our courses and are a community of over 400 academic, administrative, and professional services colleagues.

Our Vision: We will be creative in challenging the status quo, transforming lives, and effecting sustained societal change.

Our Mission: Our community of colleagues and students achieves our vision through transformational practice, research, scholarship, and teaching grounded in the principles of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our collective action achieves success through authentic and compassionate leadership and cultivating a team ethos.

The School of Social Sciences is characterised by our diversity and dynamism, the scope and standards of our courses, our globally acclaimed research, and our reputation for producing well-trained, highly skilled graduates.

Join Us

  • Hybrid Working – we encourage and offer a mixture of office working and working from home. You’re empowered to define how you work best for the benefits of your stakeholders.
  • 35 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays and 5 university closure days pro rata.
  • Annual Health Assessment or Private Medical Insurance
  • Generous pension scheme with life assurance. We contribute 17.2% of your salary.
  • Range of health and wellbeing services, voluntary benefits, discounts, and savings for all colleagues.
  • Access to a wealth of formal and informal professional development opportunities to develop your skills and advance your career.
  • And a whole lot more…

Come and be part of our success. Apply today.