We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.
About the Role:
We are seeking to appoint a Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Enhancement) to work with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education to support the enhancement of education to ensure outstanding educational outcomes and the development of a culture of excellence, and to provide strategic leadership for the academic delivery of Apprenticeships.
You will be responsible for a range of Education Enhancement projects including Apprenticeship academic delivery management, education-related aspects of ARU Compacts and Strategic Partnerships, and TEF-related work beyond submission. As a core member of the ARU Education Leadership Team, you will advise and support the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education in the development and implementation of the ARU Education Strategy in line with the ambitions of the ARU Strategic Plan.
Working across our multi-campus environment, your experience of academic leadership and management will ensure that academic staff have the appropriate training to deliver excellent apprenticeship education. You will initiate programmes of activity designed to develop education leadership capability and competence across ARU in apprenticeship delivery.
With a PhD or Professional Doctorate and holding Senior Fellowship of the HEA, you will have an accomplished personal record of partnership working with industry, public sector, and other organisations to develop innovative educational practice. You will be a strategic thinker with a passion for innovation, and the ability to inspire and develop staff to successfully support the development and implementation of their relevant Faculty Education Plan.
This is a professorial appointment. Individuals joining us from another UK university, already holding the title of Professor awarded by that university, will have that Professorship recognised, subject to ratification by the Vice Chancellor. If the applicant is not currently a professor at another UK University, it may be possible to recruit to a professorship subject to meeting ARU’s Professorial Framework criteria. Applicants are required to read the attached professorial recruitment pack, attach their academic CV, provide the necessary references and complete the attached Professorial Appointment Review form.
Find out more about working with us.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.