Dean for Global Engagement - Middle East & Africa Role now seeking applications

Published: 16 November 2022

The position is open following the retirement of Professor Paul Garside

Following the retirement of Professor Paul Garside, Dean for Global Engagement for Africa and the Middle East, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) & Vice Principal, External Relations, Rachel Sandison, is pleased to announce that the University is seeking applications from ambitious academic colleagues who are interested in the opportunity to deliver the Global Glasgow 2025 strategy.

“The University is looking to make an internal appointment to the position of Dean for Global Engagement for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This is an excellent opportunity to champion Glasgow’s excellence and take forward our significant international objectives in the strategically important MENA region.”

This Middle East and North Africa post will sit alongside the five existing Deans for Global Engagement. Together with colleagues from across External Relations and the Colleges, the Deans for Global Engagement ensure that the University maintains its position as a World Changing University with strong and successful partnerships around the world.

Rachel Sandison continued: “Professor Garside has been an asset in his role as DGE for the past four years and he will be missed in his retirement. Paul’s departure has presented an opportunity to reshape our engagement with, and representation within, the wider region. I am really pleased to announce an innovative new approach to engaging with the African continent which will see us work with a partner African institution to engage a Dean for Global Engagement for Africa who will represent us in-country."

Assistant Vice-Principal (International), Prof William Cushley, adds “Paul Garside has been instrumental in developing and deepening Glasgow’s partnerships across Africa and the Middle East during his time as Dean for Global Engagement. I am very grateful to him for his contributions in this area and look forward to working with two new Deans who will pick up this exciting work going forward. These roles are critical to delivering our Global Glasgow strategy and span activities ranging from Research, Learning and Teaching, to capacity strengthening, and student recruitment and mobility”

The Dean for Global Engagement for MENA will undertake the role on a 0.5 FTE basis and will retain an active role in their School or Institute. Applicants should obtain support from their Head of School before applying. The role is available as soon as possible for an initial term of four years.

For more information, please contact Prof. Cushley for an informal conversation or any questions:

The post is now live and the deadline for applications is 4th December.

To apply, go to Core HR and select the Vacancies tab. From there, search vacancy reference: 101968.


First published: 16 November 2022