Head of School, School of Creative Arts and Industries
Canterbury Christ Church University
Competitive Salary

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, dynamic University with some 17,000 students. Our vision is to pursue excellence in higher education by transforming the lives of individuals, enriching communities and creating a University that is an inspiring place to work and where everyone’s contribution is equally valued.

The University is currently undergoing rapid change as we consolidate and develop our campus presence in Canterbury whilst investing in new subject areas through the joint School of Medicine and the School of Engineering, Technology and Design. Alongside these investments we are currently seeking an inaugural Head to lead the newly created School of Creative Arts and Industries. The School brings together our existing strengths across Music, Performing Arts, Media, Art and Design, and creates new space for interdisciplinary subject exploration and enhancement to support and strengthen the creative and digital economy in Kent, the South East and beyond. The School will build further on a long-established record of arts and culture partnership work with external stakeholders, and strengthen the enterprise and business engagement agendas.

The School occupies our new state-of-the-art, £12 million Daphne Oram building, a bespoke and specialist creative arts teaching facility which provides collaborative work areas, dark rooms, print room, recording studios, and practice and performance spaces. The versatility of the building opens up exciting possibilities to innovate in programme and module design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to achieve new forms of student experience and co-creative engagements.

We are seeking an experienced strategic leader who will provide the overall academic and professional leadership of the School’s work, developing a culture that values individuals’ contributions whilst raising achievement and increasing innovative, enhancing, interdisciplinary and cross-faculty working. The appointed candidate will be genuinely passionate about the mission, values and culture nurtured at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Closing date for this position is 16th September.

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