Associate Dean Research, Business and Innovation


17th November 2019

Faculty/Directorate:Kingston School of Art
Acad Dept/Service:KSA Research & Enterprise
Contract type:Permanent
Actual hours:37
Ref No:1502


The Role

Kingston University is the largest higher education provider in South West London, with students from over 140 countries and an annual income of around £200 million. Passionate about the power of university education to transform lives, it believes strongly in students putting their academic study into practice – ‘learning through doing’. Kingston offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes, providing students with a choice of subjects reflecting their interests and the needs of industry. The University also plays an active role in nurturing innovation and enterprise. By producing applied research, developing technology transfer and sharing knowledge, it has become a driving force in forging strong links between education and the business community.

Kingston School of Art (KSA) formed its origins in the late nineteenth century until 1970, when it merged with what was then Kingston Polytechnic, KSA established an exceptional reputation and it has become one of the UK’s leading art and design educational institutions. This is reflected by the influence of its globally distributed and celebrated alumni, its subject rankings, research performance, industry and student awards, and the leading brands and institutions that have chosen to work with KSA.

KSA has a well-established and internationally renowned research culture that encourages and supports high quality, innovative research through practice, history and theory.  As an Art School within a university which embraces the areas of health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences, it also combines the benefits of having its own art and design-focused identity enabling it to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments.

KSA is now looking to appoint an Associate Dean, Research, Business and Innovation. The post-holder will be accountable for the overall leadership, management, development and co-ordination of Research and Innovation in the Faculty, including postgraduate research, providing advice on research matters. The incoming post-holder will also ensure that Research and Innovation inputs to academic activity and contributes to the student experience.


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Further information

Salary will be competitive with market rate and negotiable depending upon experience.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Neena Patel on

Longlisted candidates will be invited to interview with Society between Monday, 25 November – Thursday, 5 December.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with Kingston University in January 2020.


Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.