Associate Dean (Research & Innovation)

Opening Date:
26 Aug 2021
Closing Date:
23 Sep 2021
Salary Range:

Teesside University is an ambitious and enterprising university for a focused and pragmatic global new generation. Focused on making a real difference to the lives of people and the success of businesses and the economy.

Our corporate strategy sets out our intentions to drive academic ambition and deliver excellence for our students, partners and the communities we serve. It positions Teesside as a high-performing global university anchored in the Tees Valley providing aspiration to our community and learning opportunities for all.

We have taken a leading role over a prolonged period in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning and the student experience, impactful research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, as well as social, cultural and community enrichment. Through these significant strengths and a commitment to achieving excellence in all areas, Teesside University transforms lives and economies.

An opportunity has arisen for a strong and strategic leader who can support the Dean in leading and managing the School and who can motivate staff to deliver against University objectives and achieve their full potential.

You will have specific responsibility for the strategic vision, setting goals and ensuring the achievements of key performance indicators across the Research and Innovation Portfolio. Responsibilities will include contributing to the delivery and development of teaching, research and/or enterprise; formulating, monitoring and delivering the School Five Year Plan and Annual Plans; identifying and analysing future trends in relation to the Research & Innovation portfolio; and enhancing the volume of high-quality research and scholarly activity in the School, particularly in the clinical, nursing and AHP setting. The School is situated over two campuses and includes the National Horizons Centre.

The successful candidate will be qualified to doctoral level and will possess a wealth of knowledge about the UK Research and Innovation landscape, including the current issues relating to HE. An understanding of the current health and life sciences research landscape, and future trends and developments is vital, as is a strong track record of high-quality research outputs/publications and the ability to lead on the School’s preparation for REF. Experience of successful postgraduate research supervision, training and examination is essential, as are strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

To learn more about the school please see our website: School of Health & Life Sciences | Teesside University

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact the School Dean, Professor Tim Thompson, on

The Tees Valley is an enjoyable place to live – in the heart of the North of England’s coastline and countryside, with easy access to Durham, Newcastle and York.

Apply now if you would like to join us.

Job Reference: T3958

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Closing date: 23 September 2021
Interview date: 5 November 2021