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Professor and Head of School of the School for Policy Studies

University of Bristol - Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 10th January 2022
Job Ref: ACAD105667

The role

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint an outstanding academic leader as the Head of its School for Policy Studies. Sitting within Bristol’s renowned Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, the School undertakes world-class research and is committed to the highest international standards of teaching and student experience.

As Head of School, you will occupy a key academic leadership position within the University. Reporting to the Faculty Dean, you will lead and manage the academic business of the School in relation both to strategy and operations.

The appointment will be for four years, subject to renewal, and will go hand in hand with an open-ended full-time professorial position.

What will you be doing?

  • Promoting and fostering a culture of continued research excellence.
  • Developing the vision for a world class School for Policy Studies.
  • Co-ordinating and developing the strategy for high quality teaching and student experience at all levels.
  • Overseeing a great working environment for staff, with an emphasis on staff recruitment, development and retention.

You should apply if

  • You have an outstanding track record of strategic and operational leadership, driven by a commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching.
  • You have a demonstrable commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. You have international academic standing commensurate with senior professorial status in an area related to one or more of the disciplines within the School.
  • You have a record of success in promoting excellent education and student experience, and in enabling colleagues to be excellent researchers and teachers.
  • You have proven ability to build networks and partnerships.

Additional information

In addition to a competitive base salary and benefits, a Head of School allowance will be offered for this role.

Applications must be submitted online by 11.59pm on Monday 10th January 2022.

The Dean may contact shortlisted candidates for a virtual call following the shortlisting.

The selection process will take place over two days, on 9th and 10th March and short-listed candidates will be expected to be in Bristol for both days. In the event that in-person is not possible owing to Covid restrictions, we will look at how we undertake the process online.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Simon Tormey, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law via Meg Brackpool, Senior Executive Assistant (pa-fssl@bristol.ac.uk).

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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