Election for a Dean of the University



Nominations are welcome until Wednesday 25 March 2020 for the position of Dean of the University (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).

The current post-holder, Professor Scott Arthur, will complete his first term in office on 31 March 2020. A call for nominations is therefore required. Scott is eligible to stand again for a further term of three years.

Please visit the Dean Election March 2020 webpage for further information, including a description of the role of the Deans, and a Nomination Form.

Academic colleagues from the following Schools are eligible to be nominated for the post:

   - the School of Social Sciences;

   - the School of Textiles and Design; and

   - the sections of the School of Energy, Geosciences, Infrastructure, and Society loosely described as ‘Built Environment’ (i.e. colleagues working in the areas of: Infrastructure and Environment; Sustainable Building Design; Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research; and the Urban Institute).

You could also be eligible if you are an academic colleague who is not based in any School but are teaching on programmes related to Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The University is committed to achieving greater diversity across elected positions, recognising for example, that women are often under-represented.  We recognise that governance is enhanced through diversity of membership as this ensures that a broad base of knowledge and experience is brought to our decision-making.  All eligible members of staff are therefore encouraged to participate in the election, with especial encouragement given to women and those colleagues with currently under-represented backgrounds. 

Completed nomination forms should be returned to John McDermott, in the Corporate Governance team, by Wednesday 25 March 2020 (4.00 pm UK time). 

If an election contest is required, voting will take place in late March/early April 2020, and colleagues in the areas named above will be invited to vote electronically.

The Senate will be asked to appoint the successful candidate at its meeting on 23 April 2020. The successful candidate will take up office with immediate effect thereafter and will serve for a three-year term.

Please direct any queries on the subject to John McDermott, Clerk to the Senate.


Ann Marie Dalton-Pillay

Secretary of the University

March 2020