Head of Subject – Education and Society

University of West London - School of Human and Social Sciences

The University of West London is a leading modern university specialising in the education and development of exceptional creative, business, and service professionals. UWL is the leading institution in the UK for employability (with 95% of graduates in jobs within six months of finishing their course).

The Head of Subject (Education and Society) will support the vision and advancement of the School of Human and Social Sciences by providing academic leadership and management of the disciplines of Education, Social Work, and Community Development. The post holder will lead development of the undergraduate and postgraduate course portfolio, therefore enhancing the student experience across the School. In addition, the post holder will be expected to contribute positively to the School’s research and enterprise activities, supporting the University’s submission for the Research Excellence Framework (REF), and undertake a pan-School strategic academic leadership role lead (e.g. research, learning and teaching).

The School of Human and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to provide academic leadership and management. Bringing both strategic and operational skills, a collegiate and facilitative leadership style, and an ability to think and work across boundaries, the successful candidate will help deliver the School’s vision for these academic disciplines, developing the undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, enhancing the student experience, and fostering a culture of research and enterprise.

Appointment will be on the appropriate Academic management grade (minimum Grade 8), depending on previous experience.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Head of School, Professor Elizabeth Barley (elizabeth.barley@uwl.ac.uk).

Closing date for receipt of applications to the above post is 05 December 2017.

Interviews are scheduled to take place during week commencing 18 December 2017.

For further details and to apply online please visit jobs.uwl.ac.uk.

CVs without an online application will not be accepted.

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