Manchester Metropolitan University
Faculty Head of International
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.
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Published: 4 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 07
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
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Faculty Head of International

(Faculty of Science and Engineering / Faculty of Health / Faculty of Education / Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Manchester Metropolitan hosts around 3,000 international students, has over 270,000 alumni, and has successful partnerships and research collaborations around the World. We recognise and value the contribution that international students and colleagues make to our university and we have ambitions to enhance our global connections even further.

To achieve this we are looking to appoint four Heads of International to join our Faculty Executive teams. These are key new posts, and each will work closely with the respective Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor to develop and deliver a successful international strategy. The successful candidate will be highly respected in their field, and possess a strong global outlook with experience of developing international partnerships that deliver value. These positions provide an excellent opportunity to further your academic career in a key leadership role.

The Role

Reporting to the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor and working closely with the Pro-Vice Chancellor for International and other senior colleagues, you will set and implement a strategy that enables us to increase the diversity of our student population, build international partnerships for transnational education (TNE) and research, and to enhance our global presence.  It is a rotational role, so as well as leading on internationalisation, you will be encouraged to pursue your own academic interests.

Experience of working in international contexts with a wide range of clients and stakeholders is essential.

Ideal Candidate

You will be an experienced academic with a strong research and teaching track record. Personally, you will bring a positive, inclusive, and collegial leadership style coupled with strong strategic vision: much hinges on your ability to scan the horizon and to come up with innovative responses. You will need credibility and the ability to foster fruitful relationships: both internally, with university decision-makers, Faculty colleagues and our International Office and, externally, with international networks and partnerships.

Last, but not least, you must have a clear grasp of the issues facing HE in the UK and globally, and the strategies needed to overcome them.

We are a university with global reach that is intent on setting and shaping the academic agenda. With a prominent position at the heart of the UK’s Northern Powerhouse, an enviable financial platform, an award-winning estate and ambitious investment plans, few universities are better placed to succeed. Whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever you want to achieve, if you have the drive, we will support you and help you make your mark on the world.

To find out more about our faculties, our teaching and research portfolio, our commercial links, the breadth of the job and the rewards on offer, please visit

These are exciting and significant roles so naturally you will have questions, about our standing, our strategy, the role itself and the benefits on offer. To arrange an informal discussion, please email: or call Taz Jalota on 0161 247 6571.

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please email a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter of application (along with salary expectations), specifying which faculty specialism, you are interested in. Applications should be forwarded to

Please note that the closing date for all applications is 7th April 2017.

Grade and Salary Band: Competitive
Advert closing date: 7 April 2017
Location/City: Manchester
Contract type: Permanent
Average weekly working hours: 35.00

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