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Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Portsmouth

Progressive and vibrant, Portsmouth is a new breed of university with a fresh outlook. Proud to be bold not old, Portsmouth is one of the Top 120 Young Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings 2018). It was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is in the top 30 universities for student satisfaction. Portsmouth’s 3,500 FTE staff and c.31,000 students work with business, industry and governments nationally and internationally to solve society’s problems and set the course for a better future. This world-class university seeks to make a difference to lives around the globe through transformational education, research and innovation.


In the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, research and teaching spans areas as diverse as criminal justice, education and sociology, languages and applied linguistics, area studies, history, politics and literature. The Faculty employs over 200 FTE staff, delivering courses to more than 6000 students. Teaching is informed by a rich body of research, along with a strong focus on preparing students for their future careers. Academic staff are offered support to develop partnerships and consultancy activities with public and private enterprise.


There has never been a more exciting time to take a key academic leadership role at the University of Portsmouth. The institution has just launched a bold vision for the decade ahead: to become the UK’s top modern university and one of the world’s top 100 young universities by 2030. Your contribution as an Executive Dean will be pivotal.


Candidate Pack




Diversity Monitoring Form - please complete and return as directed on the form.


To apply, please send your CV and a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification (no more than 2 sides of A4) to . Please also include details of three referees (referees will not be contacted without your prior permission) and your current remuneration. The closing date for applications is Thursday 5th November.