The origins of the University of West London date back over 150 years to 1860 when the Lady Byron School was first opened on the Ealing site. Today, the University is a thriving institution whose core aims are to inspire students to become ‘creative professionals’ and to connect them to exciting and rewarding careers. Taking advantage of their location they have positioned themselves as the career university.
The University of West London Dementia Care Centre (DCC) specialises in creative solutions to make lives better for people with dementia. Led by Professor Victoria Tischler, the DCC works with psychologists, healthcare professionals, artists, musicians and hospitality staff to create, evaluate and share innovative arts and multi-sensory approaches that improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.
The University has a wealth of experience in a number of vocational disciplines and powerful connections with key industries. It has gained a strong reputation for high quality, career focused education closely linked to employment. The University also gets 97% of students in employment within 6 months of graduation, 4% better than the latest benchmark (HESA, 2014-15), and remains in the top 30 for UK starting salaries.
We are therefore seeking outstanding individuals with intellectual and value profiles that are reasonant with the University’s ambitious agenda.
Qualifications and/or membership of professional bodies
- Knowledge and experience
- A track record of high quality research publications, commensurate with a professorial position
- A track record of attracting external funding in support of internationally recognised research
- A track record of leading collaborative research, involving academics and end users
- A track record of building and managing high-performing research teams
- A track record in supporting the development of others in research and innovation
- Excellent grasp of the national and international research environment
- In-depth awareness of the role of public engagement and impact in research.
- Specific skills to the job
- Proven ability to provide vision, leadership and support in the development of research
- Creative and strategic thinker able to translate ideas into effective activity
- Highly developed communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with experience of engaging users in research
- Excellent presentation and communication skills with evidence of the capacity to network effectively with industry/community partners and academic colleagues nationally and internationally
- Ability to prioritise workloads, effectively balancing conflicting deadlines within fixed timescales and deliver outputs on time.
- General skills
- Ability to lead a team and motivate staff
- Grant writing, project planning and management
- Publication and research dissemination skills
- High quality, innovative teaching skills
- Research student supervision
- Promotion and commitment to equality and diversity within the university environment. HEA Fellowship
- DESIRABLE CRITERIA
- Registration with relevant professional bodies
- Existing portfolio of funded research.
The University of West London has engaged the services of Searchhigher to manage the recruitment of these posts. If you wish to apply, please submit your CV and supporting document by email to Paula Keville-Spain, Searchhigher, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or for an informal conversation and request a candidate pack please call me 024 76575129.