Dean of the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment

Glasgow Caledonian University

Job Description


Salary: Competitive
Contract:  Full-time/Open-Ended
Closing Date: 27 October 2023

Interviews for this position will take place on Monday 13th November 2023

Glasgow Caledonian – the largest and leading modern university in Scotland - is a vibrant, values-led university with campuses in the heart of Glasgow and London. Our strong commitment to delivering social innovation and sustainable development in our education and research supports the communities we serve and our strong partnerships with employers ensure our students get the careers they dream of and deserve.

The University has three academic Schools based in Glasgow, each one led by a Senior Management Team.  We are looking to recruit an outstanding individual within the role of Dean of School of Computing, Engineering and the Built environment (SCEBE), to lead and shape the School to achieve the vision and ambitions of both the School and the University. 

You will be a distinguished academic leader with credibility within academic disciplines relevant to the University, with a proven track record of delivering successful change in education, research, enterprise and innovation.

Reporting to the Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor, you will be a member of the University’s Executive Group (UEG) and will be responsible for providing strategic, academic and operational leadership to the School. Working with University colleagues and the School Senior Management Team you will join at an exciting time, when the University is embarking on refreshing its strategy through a collaborative approach of engagement with staff from across the university, students, alumni and external partners and stakeholders.  This role is key in driving enhancements that build on our national and international reputation in education, research, enterprise and innovation; and in developing the School’s ability to work in creative partnerships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity or have any specific questions, please contact Professor Ehsan Mesbahi, Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor via Elaine Anderson, Senior Executive Assistant to Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor,

To apply online please click the apply button.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we are committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​. We also welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University and School holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institutional and departmental award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.


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