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Dean for Postgraduate Research, Director of Doctoral College **Internal Only** - QMUL23404

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: £7,800 responsibility allowance
Reference: QMUL23404
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 17-Nov-2020
Closing date: 30-Nov-2020

Job profile


About the Role

This role will work across all Faculties and School.  It is at the heart of how we attract and develop our PhD students for a career in world changing research intensive organisations.  It is vital for the person seeking this role to have passion for developing people, for challenging and improving processes, and for using data and benchmarking to identify how Queen Mary University of London can compete with our neighbours and peer group.


The person will report to the Vice Principal Research and Innovation and be a member of the VP’s Research Advisory Group, the main research committee focused on delivering the research and innovation elements of Queen Mary’s 2030 Strategy.

About You

The person will be adept at and motivated to work with others embedded in schools and institutes to understand the good practices and barriers that exist, and will have a strong desire and aptitude to solve problems with others.  They will genuinely enjoy working with our student body and building clear routes for them to engage with the Doctoral College.

About the Department

The Doctoral College oversees the recruitment and admissions strategy, doctoral training, and the student experience of our PhD students. The Doctoral College works with the Research Degrees Office to assure the quality of research degree programmes and the examination of Queen Mary research students. The Doctoral College also works in partnership with academic schools and institutes, the Queen Mary Students’ Union and Professional Services departments. The Doctoral College Management Group (DCMG) monitors and advises on this work, and reports regularly to the Vice-Principal’s Research Advisory Group.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

The post is based in London. It is part time (0.5FTE), fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of January 2021. The role will have a £7,800 responsibility allowance and 0.5FTE teaching buy-out.

How to apply: An expression of interest and CV should be sent to Helena Church at by 30th November 2020.

The expression of interest should be no longer than 2 pages detailing your suitability for the role specifically addressing:

  • Why you want the role
  • What skills/experience you bring to the role
  • From your perspective, what is missing in our engagement with and support for PhD students at Queen Mary
  • Your plan on addressing those issues

Your CV should be up-to-date and no longer than 2 A4 pages. Please ensure it details your full current job title area, of work (School/Department/Institute) and preferred method of contact.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Sharon Ellis at or Zi Parker at


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