Head of Department in Social Work and Social Sciences

University of East London - Cass School of Education & Communities

At UEL, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the impact we are making in our east London community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students. Our corporate plan sets out an ambitious agenda for our future success which focuses on the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning and excellence in research. UEL has almost doubled its output of world-leading research in recent years and 94 per cent of the research UEL submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was deemed to be of an at least internationally-recognised level. In the last two years, we’ve risen 79 places in the National Student Survey league table, and we achieved our highest ever student satisfaction score in 2017.

This is an exciting new role in the newly formed College of Professional Services with responsibilities to lead and manage the Social Work and Social Sciences department so that it realises its potential and delivers excellence in the full portfolio of academic programmes and activities, within the context of the operation and strategic development of the School and College.

Educated to degree level, with a Doctorate (PhD or Professional Doctorate) in a relevant discipline or relevant equivalent professional experience, you will have a credible professional track record and/or research record. With a sound knowledge of the UK Higher Education in Social Work and/or Social Sciences, you will have experience of successful academic leadership and management in the University sector, including experience of staff performance and development and managing resources including budgets.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at http://jobs.uel.ac.uk (reference number: 043m2017). The closing date for applications will be 30th October 2017. Interviews will be held on 21st November 2017

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff

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