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Head of School vacancies: apply by 8 December

Head of School vacancies

The University is advertising two vacancies for the posts of Head of School of Law and Head of School of Agriculture, Policy and Development.

Each respective Head of School will be recruited for a term of six years, from 1 August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

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

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 Jobtrain internal advert. 

Head of School – School of Law

Head of School – School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

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 Friday 8 December 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:

Head of School of Agriculture, Policy and Development: 

  • Shortlisting on 12 December 2017
  • Interviews on 5 January 2018

Head of School of Law: 

  • Shortlisting on 8 January 2018
  • Interviews on 23 January 2018

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, please contact Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort.

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