Buckinghamshire New University appoint their inaugural Head of School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Dr Sabuj Mallik has been appointed as the inaugural Head of School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU).   



The incoming Head of School is a pivotal role, and will spearhead the establishment, growth, and development of the brand-new School of Engineering and the Built Environment. The Head of School will provide exceptional academic leadership, focusing on curriculum design, innovative programme creation, and forging impactful industry connections to ensure an unparalleled learning experience for students. Expansion of the School in terms of staff and students, fostering a thriving academic culture, and upholding the highest standards of education, research, enterprise, and professional practice will also be key priorities. 

Sabuj commented, "Joining Buckinghamshire New University as the Head of School of Engineering and the Built Environment is an exciting opportunity to lead in an innovative and collaborative environment, fostering cutting-edge education and impactful research. The university's commitment to industry integration, student success, and a supportive leadership team makes this role a dynamic and rewarding journey for professional and personal growth."

Society conducted a national search, identifying candidates who possess leadership qualities, as well as being also innovative and creative. We sought out candidates who could demonstrate that they are ambitious and able to articulate a compelling vision for how they will build the new School. 

Regarding the process, Sabuj commented "I am grateful for Society's support, advice, and encouragement. My queries and interests were promptly and professionally addressed, and with all the relevant information made available to me, I found the application process to be very smooth."

Sabuj is currently of Head of the Discipline of Engineering at the University of Derby. He has previously taught at the University of Greenwich, and the University of Central Lancashire, where he was Academic Lead for Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering. He joins BNU in early 2024.  

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