The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:
PhD or professional doctorate in a relevant academic area.
A strategic and visionary outlook with the ability to support and lead the Faculty, fostering teamwork, including intra and cross-Faculty collaboration.
Prior leadership experience in a complex university and from within NMES disciplines – chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering – with significant experience of managing budgets and people.
Role-modelling and championing academic excellence by demonstrating standing and credibility within the academic community.
A strong track-record in research and of attracting research funding. Whatever their discipline, candidates should have a general understanding of all disciplines within the Faculty in order to support this agenda.
A track record in ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and supportive work environment and the ability to devise and implement appropriate interventions where required.
A good understanding of what it takes to fulfil the tripartite mission of providing high-quality research, high-quality education, and high-quality partnership activity at scale.
The ability to inspire and empower others within the Faculty from junior members to those on the leadership team.
A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to influence culture change, particularly during a period of growth.
Excellent ambassadorial skills.
Understanding and delivery of financial sustainability, with knowledge of UK HE governance and funding arrangements.
Awareness of the overseas and postgraduate student markets.
Experience of making strategic, commercial and financial decisions.
Experience of innovation and engagement with commercial partners, or evidence of successful philanthropic engagement.