Dean of the School of Arts and Creative Industries

We are looking for a creative and visionary leader for our School of Arts and Creative Industries.

Scroll down for more information on the School and University, and for details on how to apply.

Our School

Here at the School of Arts & Creative Industries we are a creative, supportive and lively community with active, experienced professionals and researchers. Our facilities, industry links and innovative teaching combine to produce award-winning graduates.

With over 1,700 students from more than 15 countries studying at our Merchiston campus, we’re a vibrant and cosmopolitan community in Scotland’s creative capital. We’re an outward facing school and believe having an international perspective gives our students, graduates and staff a creative edge.

The School is building a growing research and knowledge exchange culture, with interdisciplinary working and collaboration central to our approach.

The School of Arts & Creative Industries is building a growing research and knowledge exchange culture. Interdisciplinary working and collaboration are central to our approach.

Widely recognised for expertise and excellence in creative practice:

Your application

For an informal conversation about the role please contact the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver, by contacting Phil Entwistle at / +44(0) 207 340 6239.

Applications should consist of a covering letter addressing suitability against the person specification and a full curriculum vitae.

Applications can be uploaded at, quoting reference number 4565.

The closing date for applications is 22nd March.

The appointment panel will convene following this to decide upon a shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to first stage interviews on Friday 1st May 2020 and successful candidates will then be invited to final stage interviews on Thursday 21st May 2020.