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Deputy Director (Academic), Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is unlike any other higher education institution. It’s for those with a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work; people who’d rather get hands-on with real engineering challenges. Our Undergraduate Engineers work within Dyson Engineering teams from day one. They contribute to live projects, while studying for their BEng (Hons) Engineering degree apprenticeship awarded by the Dyson Institute under our own (probationary) degree awarding powers. With a competitive salary and no tuition fees to pay, they can graduate debt-free. 


In an exciting period of development, we are looking to appoint a Deputy Director (Academic), a brand-new role. The Deputy Director will support the Director in leading the Institute and will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of academic staff, the development and implementation of academic strategy, and ensuring an outstanding student experience.  Although the Institute is small (approximately 160 undergraduate engineers), it has bold ambitions for the future. The new Deputy Director will lead on the development of plans for controlled expansions of our programmes and our research agenda together with possible provision in South-East Asia. They will be an integral member of the Executive Team.


Strong candidates will be proactive and strategic thinkers with an agile approach to growth and change management. The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running and operate within a fast-paced environment. They will be able to positively engage with Dyson and be able to confidently navigate both industry and academia. They will have the resourcefulness and adaptability to thrive in a specialist institution that operates in a corporate context. Ideal candidates will be able to deliver across a broad range of activities, including the recruitment and development of academic staff teams, academic programme development, and quality assurance. 


We are collegiate, ambitious, and welcoming, and a desire and willingness to develop others as leaders and to build a cohesive group of academics and professional service staff is essential.


Candidate Pack


The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and addressed to is Monday 9 January 2023.


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