Director of the School of Humanities and Social Science

Liverpool John Moores University - School of Humanities and Social Science

Liverpool John Moores University seeks to appoint a Director for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Director, reporting to the Executive Dean, will provide strategic and operational leadership for the academic community in the School. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the largest Schools in the University. It currently has six areas; English; Criminology; Sociology; History; Media, Culture and Communication and Policing Studies. The Centre for Advanced Policing Studies will be removed from the School early this semester and will now sit at Faculty level. The new Director of Humanities and Social Science will take up post as an exciting time in the School’s development.

The School has gone from strength to strength over recent years. It has secured strong levels of student satisfaction across a number of areas; it has an established and vibrant PGR community; and the research environment within the School is lively, dynamic and engaged. The School prides itself on its portfolio of cutting edge and world leading research. The School returned a high proportion of its academics to REF2014 and submitted three UoAs, as well as making a significant contribution to a fourth cross-Faculty UoA. In the lead up to the next REF the successful candidate will be pivotal in implementing the Faculty research strategy and further strengthening research within the School.

The successful candidate will, first and foremost, be an academic leader who will, working with colleagues, build on our considerable successes to ensure we are at the cutting edge of national, and ultimately, international developments in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The School through its academic portfolio and its research is committed to working in partnership with the sector to meet the challenges of 21st century. It has a range of very strong links with the cultural and arts organisations in the city as well as the public and voluntary sectors.

The successful candidate will provide exceptional academic leadership for the academic community within the School they will also make a significant contribution to the leadership team in the Faculty and the wider university.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Joe Yates, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Information on the School can be found at

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

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