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Head of School vacancies

Head of School vacancies

The University is seeking two Head of School in the following areas:

  • School of Literature and Languages, replacing Professor Alison Donnell from 1 January 2017 and;
  • International Study and Languages Institute replacing Professor Ros Richards from 1 June 2017.

The Vice-Chancellor welcomes expressions of interest from staff within the Schools and across the University who are keen to develop their careers further by taking on an academic leadership and managerial role at an important time for the University.  

The role of the Head of School has changed as a result of our work on revising our academic structures, changes to the academic planning and resource allocation model and the Efficiency and Effectiveness process. Responsible for providing the School’s academic leadership, the Heads of School will also contribute to the broader leadership within the wider University.

Job details and how to apply

Open to internal candidates only, to view the new job description and person specification for the roles, please follow the links below to the University’s Jobtrain internal advert. (Please note that an account will need to be set up with Jobtrain to apply)

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications where a flexible working pattern and/or a job share is proposed. Specifically, we welcome applications where it is proposed to take up the role as half of a job share (and no indication is needed as to who the other half might be). We also welcome coordinated applications from two separate members of staff proposing to undertake the role as a job share.

These adverts are open only to internal candidates, the application will require the submission of a statement of suitability and interest (1000 words max) and the attachment of an up to date CV by Wednesday 2 November 2016.  

The Vice-Chancellor will also consult with colleagues within the Schools to seek their views. Candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to speak to colleagues within the School prior to submitting an application.

Shortlisting and interview dates for both positions:

  • Shortlisting on Monday 7 November 2016
  • Interviews on Monday 14 November 2016

At interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a five-minute presentation, without PowerPoint, on their priorities as Head of School.

For any informal conversation about the role(s), please contact Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof Robert Van de Noort.

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