Previous Opportunities

Executive Deans

Attractive reward package
Northern Ireland
This position is now closed to applications.

Executive Deans
(Appointment of Executive Deans to four new Faculties)

Ulster University is in the top 3% globally, with a £200m turnover, and has a central role to play in Northern Ireland’s future. The University is developing a new and ambitious strategic plan for the next 15 years and is setting itself challenging goals for the delivery of its academic mission. Following a comprehensive review of its academic structures the University wishes to appoint four outstanding leaders to Executive Dean positions, in four newly created faculties, who will contribute at a leadership level to our ambitions. These positions, which form part of a refreshed and streamlined leadership team, offer exciting opportunities for energetic and dynamic individuals who will embrace the University’s ambitions and help shape its future direction and success. The University seeks visionary leaders for the following positions:

• Executive Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences;
• Executive Dean of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment;
• Executive Dean of Life and Health Sciences;
• Executive Dean of the Ulster University Business School.

These positions are both challenging and rewarding, with a broad range of responsibilities. The Executive Dean will ensure that the Faculty makes a significant contribution to the University’s strategic priorities in the areas of Academic Excellence, Civic Contribution, Global Vision and Operational Excellence.

For each of these positions the University is seeking to appoint individuals with proven academic credentials and with the ability to inspire and lead a diverse range of staff. S/he will have an inclusive and determined approach to leadership, encouraging ideas, initiative and innovation in others whilst establishing a cost-effective and high-performance culture based on continuous improvement. The successful applicants must be able to build strong stakeholder relationships and play a key strategic role in enabling the University to fulfil its potential.

The University offers an attractive reward package including a competitive starting salary, access to a pension scheme and financial assistance with relocation expenses where appropriate. The posts are available at an early date mutually convenient to the University and the appointees.

There will be a separate selection process for each position. Applicants interested in more than one position should apply separately for each position.

The University is being assisted in this recruitment by Aspen People. Further information is available on the University’s website at or at Aspen’s website at For an initial conversation about these positions please contact Donogh O’Brien or Liam Kelly at Aspen People on 0141 2127555.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 28 June 2016.

We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website at

Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.