Birmingham City University
Head of the Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion & Textiles
Birmingham City University is a thriving, modern university with a rich history in the city and wider region. With almost 28,000 students we are focused on teaching excellence, underpinned by research and enterprise activities, and place particular emphasis on practice-based programmes that support student employability, and excellent graduate outcomes. Across the institution we have revised the curriculum offer with all courses being professionally relevant and delivered in state-of-the-art facilities where we have invested £350m in recent years.
With over 5,500 students enrolled on courses in music, theatre, writing, media, digital technology, art, design, jewellery and architecture, the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media is one of Britain's leading providers of talented professionals to the cultural and creative industries. The Institute of Jewellery, Fashion & Textiles brings together two internationally renowned schools, with almost 130 years of heritage. Winner of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize, our cutting-edge workshops and facilities create a dynamic environment for innovation and research, producing graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to develop rewarding careers in industry.
Our staff are the real key to our success and are committed to delivering excellent, practice oriented, teaching and learning, which is research rich, and industry informed. As our new Head you will bring a relevant academic and leadership track record, along with a passion for and insight of arts, design and creativity in higher education. Working collaboratively with students, staff and partners you will craft a compelling vision for the Institute's future, identifying new interdisciplinary curricula, and research and innovation areas, as the Institute adjusts to the many sector changes and societal opportunities.
Located both in the heart of Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter and at the City Centre Campus Parkside Building, the role is an excellent opportunity for a renowned academic leader with a passion and vision for the future of this world-famous Institute. If you enjoy making a difference in higher education, and thrive on supporting students and staff to excel, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
For full information please visit www.andersonquigley.com/bcu-adm.
The closing date for applications is noon, Monday 22 November 2021.
Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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