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Head of School of Computing and Engineering

School of Computing & Engineering

Salary:   Competitive
Release Date:   Wednesday 21 September 2022
Closing Date:   Sunday 16 October 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 26 October 2022
Reference:   COMP0044

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.  

Over the last few years, we have invested more than £150 million in our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. The University puts our students at the heart of everything we do: dedicated to providing an excellent student experience delivering positive, life-changing outcomes.  

*University status awarded in or after 1992

The School

The School of Computing and Engineering is a dynamic and forward-looking School with high quality teaching, student experience and research informed teaching at the top of its priority list. The school has strong links with local, national and international partners and employability of graduates is the key to courses that we offer. The school enjoys state-of-the-art equipment and continues to invest heavily in its improvement. We offer a number of courses fully accredited by relevant professional bodies across the board. 

The Role 

The Head of School of Computing and Engineering will report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost for Health and provide vision, direction and leadership for the academic and professional development of the School of Computing and Engineering. The post holder will contribute and lead research, enterprise and knowledge exchange activity within the fields of Computing and Engineering and associated disciplines. As a member of the university's senior management group the post holder will contribute proactively to the development of the university, working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. 

The Person

The candidate should have substantial experience of management and financial planning and resource allocation, preferably within higher education. A successful track record of academic leadership and team building and developing, implementing, and enhancing high quality educational, research or enterprise and employer engagement activities is essential.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here:  

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Please submit your full CV and a Cover Letter.

Additional Information 

We welcome applications from individuals who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your work in off-the-job study. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field with a demonstrable track record of research within the field. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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