Interim Head of the School of Music

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7076447 (Ref.No. AHCMU1010)
Posted: March 26, 2021

Job Description

Opportunity Open to Existing School of Music Staff Only. 

Applications are invited from existing senior academics (Grade 9 and 10) in the School of Music who are interested in holding this important leadership role.

Working with the School Management Team, you will lead on the delivery of the School’s academic plan and objectives and provide leadership to staff in the school.

You will be an active member of the University’s Leadership Forum and of the Faculty Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures 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, engaging others across the School, Faculty and University.

The Faculty is committed to building leadership teams that are reflective of our diversity and that of the broader community. We would, therefore, strongly encourage applications from those who have historically been under-represented in the Faculty’s senior leadership team. This includes (but is not limited to): women, those from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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

Professor Andrew Thorpe, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Music
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Salary:  Honorarium of £8,204 p.a. (non-recurrent, non-pensionable).
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022)
Release Date:  Thursday 25 March 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 26 April 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 26 May 2021
Reference:  AHCMU1010

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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