Head of Department: Media, Culture and Language

University of Roehampton - Department of Media, Culture and Language

Applications are invited for a full-time, without-term Head of Department in Media, Culture and Language. The successful candidate will provide the academic leadership and vision for the development and delivery of an excellent portfolio of activity, creating an outstanding student experience, a vibrant research culture, and enhancing income generation. The Head of Department will have a strategic focus, managing resources and supporting staff to develop and deliver to the highest quality.

The successful candidate will need imagination, determination, and excellent skills in communication to lead this diverse Department. Applicants should be experienced, capable and collaborative leaders, with the ability to inspire staff and students. This is a particularly exciting time for the Department which will be moving to a new teaching and media centre in Autumn 2018 with a range of new film, television and digital media studios, specialist teaching rooms, and an exhibition space. We are therefore seeking candidates who have a strong vision and ambition for the Department and its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This is also an exciting time for the university, with investment in new curricula, a new £35m state-of-the-art library and student accommodation, the development of a number of external partnerships across the globe and plans for more doctoral scholarships.

The University of Roehampton is the most research intensive modern university in the UK, with some of the highest regarded academic departments in the country.

We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers.  We are ranked the best modern university in London in major UK league tables and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas.

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching, and working.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Deputy Provost, Academic Development, Professor Anna Gough-Yates (anna.gough-yates@roehampton.ac.uk).

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, please visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

Interviews are likely to be held during November 2017

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

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