|Placed On:||27th September 2023|
|Closes:||6th November 2023|
The University of Sheffield is special. A world class institution at the heart of our city. Driven by outstanding people working as One University. We believe our work has the power to change lives. Not just for those who study, teach and do research here, but for those who benefit from the breakthroughs we make every day. We continue to be recognised for our outstanding teaching and research and are home to over 30,000 of the brightest students and over 8,000 staff from more than 140 countries. We want Sheffield to be aninternational centre of excellence for centuries to come. We are proud of our past. Yet it is the future that really excites us.
The Vice-President and Head of Social Sciences is an important leadership role at the University. You will be responsible for contributing to the University's overall vision and plan and working closely with the broader leadership team, reporting directly to the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Within the Faculty of Social Sciences - renowned for its innovative and impactful research addressing critical issues such as social inequality and climate change – the position will promote excellence in education and research, focusing on quality and impact. The VP will also provide strategic direction, oversee policy development and ensure an inclusive culture within the Faculty.
The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic background with a strong research reputation, alongside experience as a senior leader within an academic context. Strategic leadership and operational management ability is essential. They should be familiar with leading ongoing improvement for an exceptional student experience whilst overseeing a large and complex team. We are seeking candidates with a track record of successful collaboration with external stakeholders, and the ability to advocate and be an ambassador for the University.
We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching, and student experience.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Sheffield on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WDDP. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 6 November 2023.
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