Faculty Head of Graduate School

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090848 (Ref.No. AHCFO1041)
Posted: December 20, 2021

Job Description

This opportunity is available to grade 9 or 10 academic colleagues employed within the Faculty

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-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.

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

Professor Matthew Treherne, Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation, email: [email protected]


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  Faculty Office
Category:  Academic
Grade:  N/A
Salary:  p.a.
This opportunity is available to grade 9 or 10 academic colleagues employed within the Faculty
Working Time:  0.4 FTE
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (The tenure of the post is for 3 years, renewable for a further 2 by mutual agreement)
Release Date:  Friday 17 December 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  AHCFO1041


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