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Head of School vacancy: School of the Built Environment


The University is seeking to appoint a Head of School for the School of the Built Environment, replacing Professor Stuart Green from 1 August 2017.

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

The Head of School is responsible for providing the School’s academic leadership, and will also contribute to the broader leadership within the wider University and will also be responsible for chairing the University Board for Architecture.

Job details and how to apply

To view the new job description and person specification for the role, please follow the link below to the University’s internal advert.

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 maximum) and the attachment of an up to date CV by Friday 5 May 2017

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

Shortlisting and interview date:

  • Shortlisting will take place week on a date to be confirmed, week commencing 8 May 2017
  • Interviews will take place on a date to be confirmed, week commencing 22 May 2017

At interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a seven-minute presentation, without PowerPoint, on their priorities on appointment as a new Head of School to the School of the Built Environment.


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

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