Job number: ACAD102562
Division/School: School for Policy Studies
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Benefits
The University is seeking an inspirational Head of School for the School for Policy Studies. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and track record of excellence in research and education with the intellectual and leadership capabilities to develop and implement the School’s strategy over the next four years.
Working with a highly collegiate, talented and motivated staff team the Head of School will set the strategic direction for research, teaching and enterprise. Approachable and visible, the post-holder will be required to provide decisive leadership across these areas in a period of rapid change for the Faculty, University and HE sector as a whole.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership and management skills and an international reputation based on an extensive track record of innovative research and teaching that complements the School’s main areas of expertise. The School is organised around seven research centres that share and reflect a commitment to multi-disciplinary, globally important high impact, policy relevant research, collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders in policy and practice, and a vibrant culture of co-production. Teaching in the School is understood as part of an interdisciplinary social science research field with members of the centres teaching broadly across the School’s range of programmes.
For over a century the University of Bristol has inspired generations of students, produced world-class research and served the city-region and UK with distinction. The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, is ranked among the top 45 universities in the world, the top 5 in the UK for research, and is the 9th best UK university in the latest QS World University Rankings. Today, it employs internationally respected academics and recruits some of the brightest students from across the globe; 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded The Nobel Prize.
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The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 7 May 2017.
The selection process will take place over two days on 31 May & 1 June 2017.
Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries through the Dean, Professor Paddy Ireland via his PA Zoe Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)117 928 7797).
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.