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Professor and Head of the School of Modern Languages

University of Bristol - Faculty of Arts

Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th January 2022
Closes: 13th February 2022
Job Ref: ACAD105810

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as the Head of the School of Modern Languages.  As part of the Faculty of Arts, the School undertakes world-class research and is committed to the highest standards of teaching and student experience.

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

The appointment will be for four years, with the possibility of extension, and is available from 1 August 2022. It will go hand in hand with an open-ended full-time professorial position.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Leading the School’s academic direction and identifying transformative and innovative opportunities, with a special emphasis on international partnerships and student recruitment.
  • Promoting research excellence and fostering a positive, high-performance research culture, in line with the University’s world-leading research reputation, with a particular focus on external grant capture.
  • Ensuring continued excellence in teaching, student experience and educational innovation.
  • Developing the vision and strategy for the School to further enhance the School’s reputation as a leader in modern languages research and education delivery.
  • Maintaining a positive and collegiate working culture across all staff groups, which is underpinned by equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Fostering and developing collaborations with a range of internal and external partners, pertaining both to public engagement and research collaboration.

 

You should apply if you have:

  • An outstanding leadership track record, with demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others through a collaborative, innovative and forward-thinking approach.
  • An inspirational vision for the School alongside the enthusiasm to develop and implement the School’s strategy, in line with University and Faculty strategy.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Academic standing commensurate with senior professorial status in an area related to one or more of the disciplines within the School.
  • A deep commitment to, and a record of success in, promoting a high-quality education and student experience, and enabling colleagues to be excellent researchers and teachers; demonstrating an international dimension will be an advantage.

 

In return, we will offer you the opportunity to shape a dynamic community of staff and students in the exceptional setting of a world-class university in a wonderful city.

Applications must be submitted online by 11.59pm on Sunday 13th February 2022.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Karla Pollmann, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (dean-arts@bristol.ac.uk).

The selection process is likely to take place on 28th and 29th March 2022. Please hold both of these days free if applying.

In the event that in person interviews are not possible owing to Covid restrictions, we will undertake the process online.

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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