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Vice-Principal, Head of College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 11th October 2021
Job Ref: 5249

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research, and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.  Edinburgh is a truly global university and we have always had a commitment to diversity and a community in which students feel valued and welcome.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is one of three Colleges across the University of Edinburgh, and plays a key role in shaping our institution through upholding a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation. With more than 4,000 staff working in 12 Schools across the College, the Vice-Principal and Head of College role offers genuine opportunity to set direction, motivate and lead across a portfolio of local, national and international academic priorities in a world-class future-focused University. They will hold responsibility for the academic leadership and resource management of the College, including a budget of over £340m, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, work collaboratively to contribute to the overall achievement of the University of Edinburgh, supporting the institution to realise its ambitions.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced academic leader who brings an inclusive, collaborative approach and can evidence values-based leadership. They will have a strong track record in teaching or research in a relevant discipline, and be able to influence and persuade others. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the appointed candidate will have demonstrable ability to operate at the most senior levels of the University, contributing to institutional direction as well as leading the College.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and applicants from minority groups are particularly welcomed.

If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Fiona Dattan at  or on 0207 340 6247.

For more information, please click on the apply button above, and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 5249. The deadline for applications is Monday 11th October 2021 at midday (BST).

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