College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean of Research

The Dean of Research is responsible for leading the development of College Research Strategy and for coordinating the academic management of research for the College as a whole.

The Dean of Research is a part-time (0.4 FTE) appointment for a period of 3 years.

The Dean convenes the College Research Committee, and represents CAHSS on the University's research policy group, which is convened by the Vice-Principal (Research).

The Dean oversees delivery of the Strategic Plan’s aim of developing research that is recognised by our peers as world leading, contributes to major advances in knowledge, and has impact. Achieving this aim relies on creating a shared culture that values people and provides leadership within a supportive working environment built upon collaboration, communication and coordination.

The Dean leads the College submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2021, over the period from publication of guidance through to final submission.

The Dean will assist Schools to deliver the Strategic Plan's targets of delivering year-on-year improvement in the quality and quantity of the University's research and of increasing our research grant income from the EU and other overseas sources so that we remain above the median of the Russell Group.

S/he will play a leading role, with the Vice-Principal (International), in

  • implementing parts of the internationalisation strategy that relate to research
  • encouraging international collaboration in research
  • promoting internationally the strengths of the University
  • engaging more deeply in strategic alliances and networks with other world-leading institutions
  • and optimising our engagement in EU research through the European Framework Programme.