Faculty Head of Graduate School

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7075049 (Ref.No. ENVFO1110)
Posted: February 12, 2021

Job Description

Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision to lead the Faculty in shaping the strategic development of postgraduate research in the Faculty? Are you looking for a challenging leadership position and are you passionate about supporting and strengthening postgraduate research to assure the quality of the PGR experience? 

The Faculty Head of Graduate School is responsible, on behalf of the Faculty Dean and through the Doctoral College for shaping the strategic development of postgraduate research (PGR) in the Faculty. The post-holder will work with the Pro-dean for Research & Innovation to strengthen postgraduate research, to maintain academic standards, to assure the quality of the PGR experience, to develop the international reputation of the University, and to increase PGR numbers whilst maintaining quality.  

The post-holder will play a key role in developing and supporting the research environment for postgraduate researchers and staff and work to raise the profile of postgraduate research study within the Faculty. Guiding the Faculty's postgraduate strategy and policy, the Faculty Head of Graduate School will take a lead on recruitment and studentship matters for PGRs, including the monitoring of recruitment, progress, examination and completion of postgraduate researcher candidatures.  

The post is on a 0.4fte basis. The tenure of the post will be for a period of between three years, renewable for two by mutual agreement on appointment. The post-holder will be accountable to the Faculty Executive Dean, with a secondary professional reporting line to the Faculty Pro-Dean for Research & Innovation and the Dean of the Doctoral College. The post-holder will be expected to work in accordance with the University’s policies, procedures, and values, promoting academic excellence through integrity, inclusiveness, professionalism, and community.   

Applicants will need to hold an academic post at grade 9 or 10.  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:  

Professor Andy Dougill, Executive Dean of Faculty of Environment

Email: a.j.dougill@leeds.ac.uk  


Professor Alan Haywood, Pro Dean for Research and Innovation

Email: a.m.haywood@leeds.ac.uk   

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Environment Faculty Offices
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Working Time:  0.4 FTE Basis
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 3 years)
Release Date:  Thursday 11 February 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 March 2021
Reference:  ENVFO1110

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