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Associate Dean Education

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities comprises two high-performing schools, the School of Humanities and Winchester School of Art. With a passion for investigating what makes us human, from literature, language and music, to history, film and philosophical debate, our School of Humanities is at the centre of an understanding of a rapidly changing world. Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK’s leading art and design institutions, with a contemporary and distinctive outlook to meet the challenges of our creative future.

Drawing together a wide range of disciplines across several locations in the cities of Southampton and Winchester, our foundations and heritage contribute to making the University of Southampton a gateway to the world.  We are working across the region to further develop our civic role through making a positive impact and embedding sustainability in everything we do.

The role

You will support the Vice-President Education in the implementation of University strategy through leading on the education strategy within the Faculty. It is an exciting time for the Faculty, as the University is investing in this area with extensive building work anticipated. The Faculty aims to be sector-leading in its curriculum portfolio and to have a physical and virtual estate that offers an outstanding student experience.

You will also closely with the Deputy Heads of School (Education) to ensure that effective processes are in place as well as ensuring that the Faculty’s education portfolio is career sensitive, intellectually stimulating, has a global perspective, research-informed, and attractive to a diverse cohort of students.


About you

You will have a proven track record of providing strategic and visionary direction in the development of education together with knowledge of the role of the Arts and Humanities in academia and the creative, culture and heritage industries. Previous experience in the sector and of engaging with national debates would be an advantage.

You will be people focused with a strong a collegiate leadership style and excellent communication skills. You will have a strong team ethic and the ability to create a culture of teamwork, discussion and idea sharing.

We look forward to receiving applications from candidates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, as well as the vision, values, and aspirations of the University of Southampton.

This post is offered on a tenured basis initially for a period of three years, which is extendible up to a maximum of five years. At the end of this tenure, you will return to a substantive position within the Faculty.


What we can offer you

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for performing duties, we are open to a hybrid approach.

We also offer additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities, and a range of discounts.

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