Developing leadership at every level.

Academic leadership and management

Leadership and management groups

The College Executive

Comprises the College Dean, College Manager and Associate Deans for Research and Knowledge Transfer (RKT) and Education. They are responsible for the formulation of the College’s strategy, have responsibility for the College’s budget and are accountable for people management in the College.

The College Management Group

The College Management Group (CMG) is a larger body which consists of the College Executive, Heads of Discipline, Directors of Research, Directors of Education, Academic Leads and senior Professional Services staff. The CMG is a forum for communication, engagement and consultation.

The Discipline Group

The Discipline Group is chaired by the Head of Discipline and consists of the Director of Research, Director of Education and all Academic Leads in that discipline. This group determine the priorities and distribution of workload amongst academic staff within a strategic framework determined by the College Executive.

Role:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Main Purpose of Job

Pro Vice-Chancellors (PVCs) are Executive Deans of the constituent Colleges of the University and full members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group, reporting  to the Provost and with a responsibility to lead and deliver College academic and business plans, including financial contributions, and to deliver corporately the University’s strategic objectives.

This role requires a corporate focus on delivering the University’s key strategies as part of Global 100 though strong strategic and operational leadership of the College. As a member of VCEG the PVC has executive accountability for the execution of key university strategies such as Research, Education, Employability and Internationalisation within their College. In doing so (s)he should provide clear priorities against which the Professional Service can align. (S)he ensures that the College fully contributes to key objectives of the University to be a leading Russell Group institution, sustainably among the top 10 UK universities and aspiring to be a top 100 international university.

Pro Vice-Chancellors have accountability for ensuring that Colleges achieve their academic and financial objectives.

Reporting to

Provost

Responsible for (people)

Associate Dean – Education

Associate Dean – Research

Associate Dean – International and Development

Heads of Department

Director of College Operations (indirectly)

Main duties and accountabilities

  1. As part of the University’s executive group, the PVC shares collective responsibility and accountability for the performance of the University and delivery of University strategies.
  2. Reporting to the Provost, the PVC carries full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the performance of their College
  3. The PVC ensures that the College fully supports and delivers the University’s strategy through effective leadership of the College.
  4. The PVC works collaboratively with all parts of the University, and particularly other PVCs to promote and deliver interdisciplinary academic excellence,
  5. To lead the University in areas of responsibility, including taking a visible corporate leadership role on issues delegated and agreed by the Vice-Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group.
  6. To promote a sense of collegiality, ambition and drive, encouraging productivity and creativity and ensuring that the College delivers its agreed academic and business plan.
  7. To provide strategic vision and academic leadership for the College, redistributing and deploying resource to maximise academic excellence.
  8. Actively engage with College Registrar, Director of College Services and Professional Services Directors in the planning, review and prioritisation of resources.
  9. The PVC secures the financial stability of the College by diversifying income and earnings and ensures that the College remains responsive to changes in the external environment.
  10. Working through the Associate Dean of Research and Impact, the PVC leads excellence in research ensuring that the College’s research strategy fully reflects changes to the national system of research assessment and changes to the funding environment.
  11. Working through the Associate Dean of Education, the PVC promotes excellence in learning and teaching, assuring and enhancing the quality of education, supervision and training received by undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  12. The PVC maximises the impact of the College’s activities through their effective promotion regionally, nationally and internationally. (S)he fosters the development of appropriate academic partnership, Professional Services and alliances and forges productive links with the business community, identifying and cultivating opportunities for income generation;
  13. The PVC is accountable for Health and Safety within the College and the ensuring the well-being of staff in the College
  14. The PVC has a direct responsibility for Equality and Diversity, including compliance and delivery of the University’s equality and diversity objectives and external accreditation standards.

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

Membership of VCEG

Membership of SMG

Membership of PAG

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

TBC

Person specification (essential and desirable)

TBC

Term of office

5 years, as set out in Ordinance 28

Rewards

Executive Performance Reward Scheme for VCEG

Possible career next steps

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Date last reviewed/approved by

VCEG sub-group, May/June 2015

Role:

Associate Dean – Education

Main Purpose of Job

The University regards the Associate Dean of Education as key to the delivery of the mission and objectives of the University and central to the vision, development and delivery of the University’s Education Strategy. Candidates for the Associate Dean will be fully research active Professors and will continue being research active whilst holding the role.

As a member of the College Executive team the Associate Dean will provide clear and effective leadership to the College, promoting a sense of collegiality and ambition, encouraging productivity and ensuring the College delivers its agreed Business plan. (S)he will deputise for the Dean when appropriate.

Specifically, the Associate Dean of Education is accountable to the College Dean for meeting University targets at College and subject levels on all University education metrics, including entry standards, NSS results and graduate employment. (S)hewill provide strong and inspirational leadership for the College to enable it to achieve its education goals and to support the University’s mission to become an internationally recognised research university providing a rewarding and challenging education and student experience.  S(he) has delegated managerial responsibility to deliver the University’s and the College’s education strategy.  (S)he will direct the creation, delivery and review of the College’s education strategies and policies to enable and ensure the development of inspirational and innovative learning and teaching, sustained excellence in the student experience, and strategic renewal of the College’s taught portfolio and curriculum. (S)he will lead on education for the College, champion learning. teaching and employability across the University and contribute to the development and improvement of other University strategies to achieve the University’s mission. (S)he will work closely with the DVC Education, the Dean of Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Director of Academic Services to achieve these roles.

The Associate Dean of Education will be a member of the University’s Senior Management Group and be expected to make an important contribution the development and delivery of all key University strategies.

Reporting to

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Responsible for (people)

(indirectly) Directors of Education

Main duties and accountabilities

(1) Setting the vision and leading teams: the Associate Dean will set out the academic vision for an excellent student experience and taught portfolio in the College and will have the proven leadership skills to make it happen. In particular (s)he will:

  • Lead and deliver innovation, interdisciplinarity and collaboration in learning and teaching and curriculum development across the College and the University, and with other universities and partners both nationally and internationally;
  • Champion excellence in education by establishing and managing staff development and professional accreditation programmes, creating innovative incentives and building professional support teams using College and Professional Services staff;
  • Encourage deeper student engagement in enhancement of learning and teaching and the student experience;
  • Lead and motivate the team of academic staff, College and Professional Services staff who contribute to the College’s success in education and who will be responsible for delivering organisational and cultural change within the College.
  • Benchmark and deliver improvements in the College education metrics- entry standards, NSS results and graduate employment.
  • Develop strategies, in consultation with the College Manager, for allocation of resources (including library budget), management and support structures to deliver the College’s strategies and policies for education and resultant improvements in the metrics for entry standards, NSS results and graduate employment.
  • Work with the College Dean, the College Manager, the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, the Director of Academic Services and the University’s Professional Services to ensure that the College’s education strategy is effectively and efficiently implemented; that systems are fit for purpose; and that there is a clear and effective system operating between the College and the Professional Services teams;
  • Work with the DVC Education, the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, the Director of Academic Services and the University’s Professional Services to promote and enhance the effective delivery of the University’s Education Strategy;
  • Work with the DVC (Internationalisation) and the Director of International Exeter to promote and enhance the effective delivery of the University’s Internationalisation Strategy;
  • Work with the Dean and the Director of DARO to secure alumni support for employability;
  • Direct portfolio development and review to ensure an attractive portfolio that meets the needs and expectations of students and employers, and that complements the College’s strategies for research, knowledge transfer and internationalisation;
  • Direct the operation and enhancement of College admissions, recruitment and marketing policies and strategies to attract the best students and promote fair access and widening participation;
  • Direct the enhancement and expansion of opportunities for employment and employability skills development;
  • Direct curriculum development to embed research based learning and teaching, sustainability and an international dimension;
  • Direct innovation and enhancement of course delivery to promote independent learning, meet demand for flexible delivery and exploit new technologies;
  • Direct the operation and improvement of quality assurance and enhancement processes, to safeguard academic quality and standards and enhance the student experience;
  • Direct the delivery and improvement of academic and student services to meet the needs of all students within the College.

(2) Developing and managing key strategies: the Associate Dean will manage the development and delivery of strategies to enhance the quality of the College’s taught portfolio and student experience. In particular (s)he will:

(3) Delivering high level performance: the Associate Dean will be accountable for promoting a high achievement culture and setting and meeting targets against all relevant education metrics and performance indicators at College and subject levels including entry standards, NSS results and graduate employment.  In particular s(he) will:

·                  Take responsibility for meeting the agreed College education targets;

·                  Agree minimum performance targets, at College and subject levels, for programme groups and individuals;

 

  • Undertake or effectively delegate the monitoring of education targets at College, subject and individual levels;
  • Work with discipline leads to develop plans to support or manage the performance of individuals identified through the annual performance development review process.

(4) Collaborate & communicate: the Associate Dean will ensure effective communication and collaboration within the College, across the University and with user groups and stakeholders. In particular, (s)he will:

  • Work closely with the DVC Education, the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes,  fellow Associate Deans, the Director of Academic Services and Professional Services to develop education policy and ensure its implementation, champion excellence in learning and teaching and promote innovation to enhance the student experience;
  • Represent the College on education matters at University, national and international levels;
  • Develop professional working relationships with external organisations and alumni;
  • Work with the Dean and the Development and Alumni Relations to establish a College Advisory Board
  • Grow the capacity of the College to build and maintain relationships with key education users and stakeholders across the world;
  • Communicate University and College strategies and policies for education to academic and professional staff within the College;
  • Strengthen the reputation of the College by implementing communication strategies, and ensuring that channels of communication are available between the School and key stakeholders;
  • Work in close and effective collaboration with colleagues in Professional Services to improve and develop fit for purpose processes, systems and infrastructure that delivers University and College strategies and policies.

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

Membership of SMG

Membership of Education Executive

Membership of subject TEF Groups

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

Academic Leader Development Programme

Personalised development plan in PDR

HEA Senior of Principal Fellowship

Person specification (essential and desirable)

Associate Deans - Education will be Associate Professors or Professors in the Education and Research or Education and Scholarship job families.

Term of office

3 years, usually ending on 31 July

Rewards

Executive Performance Reward Scheme for College Executives

SWARM allocation for Associate Dean role (normally 50%).

E&R staff will be expected to remain research active as part of this role.

Possible career next steps

Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Date last reviewed/approved by

October 2014

Role:

Associate Dean – Research

Main Purpose of Job

The University regards the Associate Dean for Research as key to the delivery of the mission and objectives of the University and central to the vision, development and delivery of the University’s Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy. Candidates for the Associate Dean will be fully research active Professors and will continue being research active whilst holding the role.

As a member of the College Executive team the Associate Dean will provide clear and effective leadership to the College, promoting a sense of collegiality and ambition, encouraging productivity and ensuring the College delivers its agreed Business plan. (S)he will deputise for the Dean when appropriate.

Specifically, the Associate Dean for Research is accountable to the College Dean for meeting University research-related targets at College and Unit of Assessment level. (S)he will provide strong and inspirational leadership for the College to enable it to achieve its research and knowledge transfer goals and to support the University’s strategy to become an internationally recognised research university.  S(he) has delegated managerial responsibility to deliver the University’s and the College’s research and knowledge transfer strategy.  (S)he will champion the creation, delivery and review of the College’s RKT strategies and policies; lead the design and maintenance of a high quality research portfolio; take responsibility for the development of a vibrant and effective research environment; and build strong capacity for Impact and knowledge exchange within the College. (S)he will lead on research and knowledge transfer for the College, champion research and knowledge transfer across the University and contribute to the development and improvement of other University strategies to achieve the University’s mission. (S)He will work closely with the DVC Research and Knowledge Transfer and the Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer to achieve these roles.

The Associate Dean for Research will be a member of the University’s Senior Management Group and be expected to make an important contribution the development and delivery of all key University strategies.

Reporting to

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Responsible for (people)

(indirectly) Directors of Research

Main duties and accountabilities

(1) Setting the vision and leading teams: the Associate Dean will set out the academic vision for a vibrant Research and Knowledge Transfer environment and an internationally recognised portfolio of research in the College and will have the proven leadership skills to make it happen. In particular (s)he will:

  • Attract or develop high calibre research groups or themes that are able to deliver on the University and College RKT strategies;
  • Encourage innovation, interdisciplinarity and collaboration in RKT across the College and the University, and with other universities and partners both nationally and internationally;
  • Champion excellence in research and knowledge transfer by establishing and managing staff development programmes; creating innovative incentives and building professional support teams using College and Professional services Staff;
  • Lead and motivate the team of research leaders, College and Professional Services staff who contribute to the College’s success in research and knowledge transfer and who will be responsible for delivering organisational and cultural change within the College

(2) Developing and managing key strategies: the Associate Dean will manage the development and delivery of strategies to enhance the quality of the College’s research and knowledge transfer portfolio, environment, income, impact and graduate student experience. In particular (s)he will:

  • Develop strategies, in consultation with the College Manager, for allocation of resources, management and support structures to deliver the College’s strategies and policies for RKT;
  • Work with the College Dean, the College Manager, the Director of RKT and the University’s Professional Services to ensure that the College’s RKT strategy is effectively and efficiently implemented; that systems are fit for purpose especially for winning funds from major competitive sources such as research councils, major charities and industry both in the UK and across all international sources; and that there is a clear and effective system operating between the College and the Professional Services teams.
  • Direct the operation and enhancement of the College’s project management processes for pre and post award activities, ensuring compliance with internal and external funders’ requirements and providing support for all internal and external project audits;
  • Work with the DVC RKT and the Director RKT to promote and enhance the effective delivery of the University’s RKT Strategy;
  • Work with DVC (Internationalisation) and the Director of International Exeter to promote and enhance the effective delivery of RKT elements of the University's Internationalisation Strategy
  • Work with the Dean and the Director of DARO to secure philanthropic support for research in the College;
  • Ensure that a strong and effective research environment is in place with excellent processes to support staff including training and mentoring’ pre and post award support, peer review, sharing best practice, mentoring, capturing the results of research in University systems and repositories and publishing work in high impact journals; and ensuring that academic staff are able to access services for the commercial exploitation of research if appropriate;
  • Working with the Dean of the Faculty for Graduate Research to build a supportive environment for research students ensuring that completions are managed effectively and to time;
  • Promote innovation and interdisciplinarity in research and knowledge transfer in collaboration with the Director of RKT and with the other Associate Deans for RKT within other Colleges;
  • Ensure that ethical standards are met in all research programmes and projects by managing the College’s approach to handling ethical issues and its liaison with the University Ethics Committee.

(3) Promoting World Class achievement: the Associate Dean will be accountable for promoting a high achievement culture and setting  and meeting targets against all relevant research and knowledge transfer metrics and performance indicators at College and at Unit of Assessment level including quality of research; research income, PGR student numbers and completions and Impact measures;.  In particular s(he) will:

·                  Take responsibility for delivery of the College (and its constituent UoAs) research income targets set by the DVC for RKT at the annual Research Monitoring meeting and the agreed College strategic RKT targets;

·                  Agree minimum performance targets, at College and unit of assessment levels, for researchgroups and individuals;

  • Undertake or effectively delegate the monitoring of research targets at College, UoA and individual level;
  • Work with academic managers to develop plans to support or manage the performance of individuals identified through the research monitoring process.
  • Manage the annual Research Monitoring process within the College in collaboration with the DVC RKT;
  • Manage the REF process within the College including the new drive towards assessing impact;

(4) Collaborating &  communicating: the Associate Dean will ensure effective communication and collaboration within the College; across the University and with user groups and stakeholders. In particular, (s)he will:

  • Represent the College on RKT matters at University, national and international levels;
  • Develop professional working relationships with external organisations and alumni;
  • Work with the Dean and the Development and Alumni Relations to establish a College Advisory Board
  • Work with the Development and Alumni Relations team to secure philanthropic support for the Research theme of the University of Exeter Campaign;
  • Grow the capacity of the College to build and maintain relationships with users of research and key stakeholders across the world including managing any College international mobility programmes;
  • Communicate University and College strategies and policies for RKT to academic and professional staff within the College;
  • Strengthen the reputation of the College by implementing communication strategies; producing regular case studies of success; and ensuring that channels of communication are available between academic units and key stakeholders;
  • Work in close and effective collaboration with colleagues in Professional Services to improve and develop fit for purpose processes, systems and infrastructure that delivers University and College strategies and policies

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

Membership of SMG

Membership of Research and Impact Strategy Group

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

Academic Leader Development Programme

Personalised development plan in PDR

Person specification (essential and desirable)

Associate Deans - Research will be Associate Professors or Professors in the Education and Research job family.

Term of office

3 years, usually ending on 31 July

Rewards

Executive Performance Reward Scheme for College Executives

SWARM allocation for Associate Dean role (normally 50%).

E&R staff will be expected to remain research active as part of this role.

Possible career next steps

Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Date last reviewed/approved by

October 2014

Role:

Associate Dean – International and Development

Main Purpose of Job

The Associate Dean for International and Development is key to the delivery of the mission and objectives of the University and its Colleges and central to the vision, development and delivery of the University’s International Strategy (2015-2020) and Campaign Plan for fundraising.

Specifically, the Associate Dean for International and Development is accountable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor for meeting University and College targets for international partnerships and fundraising metrics, including identifying, building and supporting global partnerships and the number of worldwide alumni and non-alumni prospects.

They will direct the identification, creation, delivery and review of the College’s international and development strategies and policies to enable and ensure strong teaching and research partnerships with leading overseas universities. They will provide strong and inspirational leadership for the College to enable it to achieve its international and development goals while supporting the University’s wider partnership engagement to assist in its mission to become a Global 100 University. 

The Associate Dean will play a leading role in supporting their College to develop, with the GED directorate, fundraising capability. S/he will work with academics within their College and GED to develop, support and enhance meaningful alumni and prospect engagement within their College. They will promote the International Strategy and Campaign Plan, and contribute to the development and improvement of other University strategies to achieve the College's and University’s mission.

They will work closely with the Provost, DVCs and the Director of GED, and collaboratively with all other Associate Deans for International and Development, to achieve these measurable objectives.

The Associate Dean for International and Development will be a member of the University’s Senior Management Group and be expected to make an important contribution the development and delivery of all key University strategies. S/he will work collaboratively and in partnership with the other Associate Deans.

As a member of the College Executive team the Associate Dean will provide clear and effective leadership to the College, promoting a sense of collegiality and ambition, encouraging productivity and ensuring the College delivers its agreed Business plan. They will deputise for the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean when appropriate.

Reporting to

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Responsible for (people)

(indirectly) Directors of International and Development

Main duties and accountabilities

  1. Setting the vision and leading teams: The Associate Dean will set out the academic vision for excellent international and development engagement in the College and will have the proven leadership skills to make it happen.
  2. Developing and managing key strategies: The Associate Dean will manage the development and delivery of strategies to enhance the quality of the College’s international partnerships and alumni, prospect and fundraising engagement.
  3. Promoting world-class achievement: The Associate Dean will be accountable for promoting a high achievement culture and setting and meeting targets against all relevant international and development performance indicators at College level.
  4. Collaborate & communicate: The Associate Dean will ensure effective communication and collaboration within the College, as well as creating value through Collaborations across Colleges and the University and with user groups and stakeholders. There will be times when the operational plans not only of Colleges and PVCs, but also of Associate Deans, will overlap and it will be the ADID's responsibility to ensure that International Partnership and Development goals are achieved through effective partnership working and collaboration.

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

Membership of SMG

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

Academic Leader Development Programme

Personalised development plan in PDR

Person specification (essential and desirable)

Associate Deans - International and Development will be Associate Professors or Professors in the Education and Research or Education and Scholarship job families.

Experience

Essential: Strong track record of innovative research including securing research funding and producing international quality publications.

Desirable

Experience in an international leadership role within College and/or Discipline

Experience of working to and achieving externally set targets and metrics

Skills and Abilities: Essential

Ability to foster positive inter-disciplinary team working

Ability to communicate vision and strategy effectively with a range of colleagues within the College, across the University and with user groups

Experience and understanding of working in different cultural environments

Ability to effectively develop and implement strategies to achieve desired outcomes

Proven leadership skills

Term of office

3 years, usually ending on 31 July

Rewards

Executive Performance Reward Scheme for College Executives

SWARM allocation for Associate Dean role (normally 50%)

E&R staff will be expected to remain research active as part of this role.

Possible career next steps

Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Date last reviewed/approved by

August 2015

Role:

Head of Department

Main Purpose of Job

As part of the College Executive and working within agreed strategic plans, to provide strategic leadership for the discipline and to develop the discipline both within the University and nationally and internationally.

Reporting to

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Responsible for (people)

Operational responsibility for:

  • Director of Research
  • Director of Education
  • Director of International and Development
  • Academic Leads
  • Other discipline leadership roles as designated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

Main duties and accountabilities

  1. To contribute to the leadership of the College as a member of the College Executive and other College and Discipline Management Groups.
  2. Working closely with other academic leaders in the discipline, to provide effective strategic leadership for the discipline, developing and implementing agreed plans for the development of the discipline to achieve University and College strategies and goals.
  3. Working closely with other academic leaders in the discipline, to effectively communicate University and College strategies and goals to staff within the discipline.
  4. To manage Academic Leads to ensure that academics in the discipline are managed effectively.
  5. To operationally manage the Director of Research, Director of Education, Director of International and Development, Director of Impact and Director of Postgraduate Research Students (and other discipline leadership roles as designated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor) to ensure that priorities set out in University and College strategies and plans are implemented effectively.
  6. Working within University and College procedures, to effectively plan academic workloads.
  7. Working within University and College procedures, to effectively utilise delegated resources (including non-pay budgets, where appropriate) to deliver College strategies and goals.
  8. To represent, promote and develop the discipline within the University and nationally and internationally.
  9. As required by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor or senior managers of the University, to represent the discipline within the University and to contribute to the development of the institution, eg through membership of working groups and support to University initiatives.
  10. To ensure that probation arrangements for new academic staff and promotion procedures for current academic staff are effectively managed and to make recommendations to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor on probation and promotion.
  11. To ensure that effective health and safety systems and equality and diversity procedures are implemented, actively managed and monitored within the discipline.

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

Membership of SMG

Head of Department Network

Membership of subject TEF Group

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

HOD induction programme

Additional academic management skill modules as required  via personalised development plan in PDR

Academic Leader Development Programme

Person specification (essential and desirable)

Heads of Department will be Associate Professors or Professors in the Education and Research job family.

Term of office

3 years, usually ending on 31 July

Rewards

TBC

SWARM allocation for Head of Department role, as agreed by PVC.

Possible career next steps

Associate Dean

Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Date last reviewed/approved by

PAG June 2018/VCEG July 2018

Role:

Director of Education

Main Purpose of Job

Direct the academic unit’s performance towards meeting agreed subject and programme targets on University and College education metrics, including entry standards, NSS results, graduate employment and international student numbers.

Reporting to

Head of Department

Responsible for (people)

N/A

Main duties and accountabilities

  1. Advise academics in the discipline on the delivery and development of education plans and targets
  2. Deliver the educational development agenda within the College
  3. Support the development and delivery of subject and programme targets and the effective allocation of resources to deliver the College’s strategies for education and to enable subject and programme level targets to be met.

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

Membership of subject TEF Group

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

TBC

Person specification (essential and desirable)

Directors of Education will be Senior Lecturers, Associate Professors or Professors in the Education and Research or Education and Scholarship job families.

TBC

Term of office

3 years, usually ending on 31 July

Rewards

SWARM allocation for role, as agreed by PVC.

Possible career next steps

Associate Dean - Education

Date last reviewed/approved by

 

 

Role:

Director of Research

Main Purpose of Job

Direct the academic unit’s performance towards meeting agreed research targets on all University and College research metrics, including publications, grant income, impact and postgraduate research students.

Reporting to

Head of Department

Responsible for (people)

N/A

Main duties and accountabilities

  1. Advise academics in the discipline on all research-related matters
  2. Enhance and develop research activity in the discipline
  3. Support the development and delivery of the academic unit’s research targets, the effective allocation of resources to deliver the College’s strategies and polices for research and to enable research targets to be met.

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

Membership of subject Research Monitoring Group

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

TBC

Person specification (essential and desirable)

Directors of Research will be Associate Professors or Professors in the Education and Research job family

TBC

Term of office

3 years, usually ending on 31 July

Rewards

SWARM allocation for role, as agreed by PVC.

Possible career next steps

Associate Dean - Research

Date last reviewed/approved by

 

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Role:

Academic Lead

Main Purpose of Job

Academic Leads support the Head of Department in the management of academic staff within the Discipline by managing the performance anddevelopment of designated academic staff, both through Performance and Development Reviews and ongoing advice and support.

Reporting to

Head of Department

Responsible for (people)

Assigned academic staff

Main duties and accountabilities

  1. To manage the developmentandperformance ofassigned academic staffin the disciplinethrough Performance and Development Reviews (PDRs), working closely with the Head of Discipline and Directors of Education, Research, Impact and International and Development (and other discipline leadership roles as designated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor) to ensure meaningful targets are set and meaningful and timely feedback is given.

(While PDRs and other performance conversations which Academic Leads have with assigned staff should be supportive and developmental, Academic Leads are expected to identify performance concerns, acknowledge these directly with the member of staff, and seek assistance from the Head of Discipline to resolve them. This will include recording concerns in PDRs but Academic Leads should raise concerns with assigned staff at the earliest opportunity.)

  1. To provide effective coaching and mentoring to assigned academics in the discipline, including supporting new lecturers during the Professional Development Programme (PDP).
  2. To support the effective induction of newly appointed academic staff.
  3. To support the delivery of College strategy, in particular through assisting the Directors of Research and Education with the delivery of research targets and taught programmes for the Discipline.
  4. To contribute to the leadership of the College and Discipline as a member of College and Discipline Management Groups.

Key performance expectations

TBC

Key liaisons

 

Learning and Development requirements and opportunities

Coaching Conversations

PDR for reviewers

Personalised development plan in PDR – could include:

  • Managing Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Delivering effective academic inductions

Person specification (essential and desirable)

Academic Leads will be Senior Lecturers, Associate Professors or Professors in the Education and Research or Education and Scholarship job families.

TBC

Term of office

3 years, usually ending on 31 July

Rewards

SWARM allocation for role, as agreed by PVC.

Possible career next steps

Head of Department/Deputy Head of Department

Director of Education

Director of Research

Director of International and Development

Date last reviewed/approved by

PAG June 2018/VCEG July 2018