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Associate Head of School Global Engagement - Humanities

Coventry University - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Location: Coventry
Salary: £52,571 to £65,106 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st June 2021
Closes: 30th June 2021
Job Ref: REQ008481

Coventry University is in the next stage of its ambitious plans to secure future growth and success. Focusing on Research, the Student Experience, International Growth and Innovation and Enterprise; over the five years to 2021 we will have invested over £250million in our academic capacity and capability, while further developing our world-class facilities. 

Committed to the Arts, Design, Humanities, Performance and Media, Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with profile across the globe and a heritage of quality built up over 175 years. 

The School of Humanities is a vibrant environment, embracing innovation in teaching, research and scholarship offering exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including: a suite of English, and Creative Writing courses, Languages for Global Communications, International Relations, Politics, History and Sociology. The School is closely linked with the Faculty's Research Centres in Post-Digital Cultures and Arts Memory & Communities, and the internationally recognised Centre for Peace Trust & Social Relations. The school is one of the most active in the university in terms of international mobility and has an enviable record of delivering outstanding student experience. 

Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Faculty’s Associate Dean – Global Engagement (AD GE), you will interpret and apply the Faculty’s Internationalisation strategy and have specific responsibility for developing the Internationalisation agenda throughout the School’s activities, ensuring portfolio objectives are understood and applied effectively in fulfilment of the University’s Mission Statement and Corporate Plan. You will work closely with fellow Associate Heads of School, with Global Engagement colleagues across the Faculty and beyond, the Centre for Global Engagement and Academic Partnership Unit, to realize strategies, achieve targets and ensure best practice. 

Supporting colleagues in the School you will identify and advise on international opportunities for Humanities disciplines; leading the development of international partnerships, Trans-National Education, international recruitment, and strategies for international student mobility experiences.This position will require you to represent the School internally, externally and internationally and will involve significant international travel. 

This role provides an opportunity for a talented, ambitious individual who wishes to continue their academic development by leading this key pillar of activity, while acquiring further managerial experience and skills. You will network proactively and develop partnerships at a national and international level to ensure opportunities for the School are identified and delivered. You will need a PhD (or an equivalent level of professional standing alongside a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject), and have experience in a relevant subject area, with a track record of academic excellence and innovation in developing a student-centred curriculum relevant to the Global Engagement portfolio. 

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, generous pensions and flexible working options. As well as a tailored development programme, we offer a comprehensive benefit package and will consider assistance for those wishing to relocate to the Coventry area. 

For informal discussions, contact: 

Barbara Tully AD Global Engagement ( ++44 7974984336), email ac1683@coventry.ac.uk

Shaun Hides Academic Dean FAH  (++44 7974984109),  email  s.hides@coventry.ac.uk 

Frank Magee  Head of School  (++44 7392096524)  email  lsx913@coventry.ac.uk  

Closing date: 30 June 2021

Interview date: 25 August 2021 

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