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Head of School vacancies now open

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The University is advertising for the posts of Head of School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy, and Head of School of Arts and Communication Design for the next six years, from 1 August 2021.

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. Responsible for providing the School's academic leadership, the Head of School will also contribute to the broader leadership within the wider University.

Job details and how to apply

To view the job description and person specification for the roles, please click on the relevant link below.

School of Arts and Communication Design

School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

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.

This advert is open only to internal candidates, click on Apply Now in the above links to make your application. You will be asked to enter your personal details, submit a statement of suitability and interest (1000 words max) and attach a copy of your CV by 16 April 2021.  

Shortlisting and interview dates

  • Shortlisting: 20 April 2021 (ACD) and 21 April 2021 (CFP)
  • Interviews (to be conducted online via Microsoft Teams): 29 April 2021 (ACD) and 27 April 2021 (CFP)

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a presentation to members of the School. Presentations will take place online via Microsoft Teams on the mornings of 29 April 2021 (ACD) and 27 April 2021 (CFP).

For any informal conversation about the role, please contact Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark Fellowes.

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