Head of the School of Politics and International Studies University of Leeds, School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) United Kingdom

Head of the School of Politics and International Studies

Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to lead the School to successfully develop and deliver the School’s plans through inspiring, motivating and developing staff to achieve their full potential?


Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience in an international and interdisciplinary context?


The Head of School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) will lead and manage the School, maximising strategic opportunities arising from the changing landscape of higher education and the University’s strategic plan, whilst leading and delivering excellence in research and education.


You will be an active member of the University’s Leadership Forum and of the Management Team of the Faculty of Social Sciences, promoting a coordinated approach to delivering innovative strategic academic development. You will be taking on a significant and complex leadership role in the Faculty, and must be able to lead with a clear vision, collegially engaging others across the School, Faculty and University.


You will have the leadership skills, ambition and creativity to take forward the development and delivery of the School’s academic strategy and objectives. You will thrive on working collaboratively in a dynamic environment to enhance the reputation of the School with a focus on quality and excellence.


Academic credibility is essential. You will have a sustained track record of excellence in research and/or student education, combined with excellent skills in team working and collaboration.


The appointment will be from 1 August 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter).


For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact our advisor at Berwick Partners:

Alex Albone
Consultant, Higher Education
Berwick Partners

D: +44 (0)207 529 3061
E: alex.albone@berwickpartners.co.uk


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute: School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS)
Category: Academic
Grade 9 - Grade 10 (competitive salary)
Post Type: Full Time
Release Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Reference: 71730
Downloads: Candidate Brief

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