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Head of School vacancies - SAGES and SPEIR

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The University is inviting applications for the posts of Head of School of Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science (SAGES) and Head of School of Politics, Economics & International Relations (SPEIR) for the next six years, from 1 August. 

The roles are open only to internal candidates and offer a good opportunity to colleagues within SAGES and SPIER, and across the University, to develop their careers by taking on 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.

In a message to potential applicants, Mark Fellowes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Planning & Resources) says, "The role of Head of School is quite simply both highly challenging and highly rewarding. There is no underplaying just how important it is. A Head of School must be many things to many people, providing support and guidance, but directing where necessary."

More information on the roles, including job description and person specification, is available in the links below:

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.

Your 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 6 March

Shortlisting and interview

School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science

  • Shortlisting on Friday 8 March
  • Interviews on Monday 18 March

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a question and answer session with members of the School. Presentations will take place on Wednesday 13 March.

School of Politics Economics & International Relations

  • Shortlisting on Wednesday 13 March
  • Interviews on Friday 22 March

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a question and answer session with members of the School. Presentations will take place on Tuesday 19 March.

For an informal conversation about either of the roles, please contact Mark Fellowes.

Please note that we need to appoint a further 3 Heads of School for the next academic year (Law, Humanities, SCPF).  We will advertise these vacancies shortly.

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