Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Kingston University


Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment


School of Engineering and the Environment

The Role

Kingston University is a thriving, modern institution. Now is a very exciting time in its evolution as it seeks to implement its Town House strategy. Named after the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Town House building, the strategy will prepare students for the future world of work, increase the University’s research and knowledge exchange, enhance its collaboration with local communities, business and industry, strengthen its impact on policy and support the goal of building a more sustainable society and economy.

It is built around four themes:

– Driving a progressive new model of education, combining subject-specific knowledge with the future skills and attributes most needed by employers.

– Partnering with industry to develop students’ skills, and engaging government and organisations with the University’s expertise to further debate and influence policy.

– Having impact in research, knowledge exchange and professional practice.

– Providing an innovative and high-performing working environment for staff.

In order to deliver the correct outcomes, Kingston University is making significant investment and has also undertaken structural change in terms of its STEM provision. There are therefore a range of openings available in the new Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment. The post of Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying will lead these disciplines in pursuit of performance improvement across a range of indices in order to deliver better outcomes from both learning and research perspectives.  As with the rest of the institution, there are expectations of growth and the excellent facilities and support provided to the Department create a superb backdrop against which this can be delivered.

The Person

Candidates should have an academic profile that is relevant to the disciplines in question. This means understanding the trends and expectations of students and employers alike. It also requires a real world appreciation of the issues at play in these subjects, so as to ensure there is a relevant and meaningful portfolio that can be delivered to a high standard. The post sits within the School of the Built Environment and Geography so there are plentiful opportunities for inter-disciplinary work, and it is expected that the appointee will embrace this.  Strong management experience will be a requisite, as will the appetite to deliver on the University’s Town House Strategy.

Further information

Berwick Partners are acting as our recruitment partner for this campaign, and all applications and queries should be directed to them. For further information or to apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to be redirected to their website. Applications will need to be submitted by Tuesday 27 June 2023 to be considered.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Alex Albone:

E: [email protected]  

T: 0121 654 5924

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are – so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

To apply click on ‘Apply Now’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected]  or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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