|Placed On:||16th November 2023|
|Closes:||13th December 2023|
Cardiff University was established in 1883. Our motto, Gwirionedd, Undod a Chytgord - ‘Truth, Unity and Concord’ - sets out our founding commitment to work together to make a positive and lasting difference to our communities and continues to express our commitment today. We are one of the largest universities in the UK and a member of the Russell Group. Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, and educationally outstanding global university with a transformative social, cultural and economic impact on Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. We are firmly grounded in our sense of place. As the largest university in Wales – and a major employer, with more than 7,000 staff – we work with society, industry and government to help overcome the most urgent challenges of our times.
It is an exciting time to join the University, following the recent arrival of our new Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Larner who took up her position in September 2023. The first woman in the history of Cardiff University to hold this position, Professor Larner’s leadership marks the start of a new phase of strategic development for the University.
We are now seeking to appoint a Head of the School of Law and Politics. The School of Law and Politics is research-led with a reputation for internationally excellent research and impact. Our interdisciplinary nature defines our research environment and creates unique opportunities for staff and students to collaborate, and we are committed to providing an outstanding learning environment for our students so that they can explore the dynamic and fast-paced fields of Law, Politics, and International Relations.
Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Head of School will build on firm foundations and oversee the delivery of excellent education and student experience, foster research that matters globally, and inspire an inclusive culture.
The successful candidate will bring an excellent reputation in research and teaching, but also be able to evidence leadership and management credentials with an inclusive, collaborative approach, and able to build positive relationships internally and externally. They will be a good communicator who can inspire, lead and motivate colleagues across the School. Crucially, they will be able to lead change and deliver against the strategic priorities of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the wider University. A demonstrable commitment to nurturing an inclusive environment for students and staff is essential, alongside a personal commitment to the core principles of opportunity, openness, transparency and respect for all.
The closing date for applications is at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 13th December.
Salary: Cardiff University will offer an attractive salary, commensurate with experience, for a highly talented postholder in this role. Cardiff offers 37 days per annum of annual leave, and a USS pension. Relocation expenses (up to a maximum of £8,000) will be available for candidates moving to Cardiff.
The role is full time for up to 5 years (with the possibility of a further term of 3 years). The role carries a non-pensionable allowance. The role as Head of School is attached to an underlying open - ended academic contract.
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