Head of the School of Geography

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7101036 (Ref.No. 86118)
Posted: May 31, 2022

Job Description

Are you an experienced and driven academic looking for an exciting senior leadership position? Do you have the ability to provide the leadership and strategic vision necessary to inspire the School in successfully developing and delivering its 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? Do you want to have fun at work?

You will lead and manage the School of Geography, maximising strategic opportunities arising from the changing landscape of higher education and the exciting University’s strategic plan, whilst delivering excellence across research, innovation and student education. The School of Geography is internationally recognised for education and research focused on the major environmental, social, and economic challenges of the twenty-first century.

You will be an engaged member of the University’s Leadership Forum and of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Environment, promoting a coordinated approach to delivering innovative and cohesive strategic academic development. You will be taking on a significant leadership role, and must be able to inspire and lead with a clear vision, engaging others across the School, Faculty and University.

You will have the leadership skills, desire 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 world-leading 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 skills in team working and collaboration.

The University of Leeds has engaged the services of Berwick Partners (an Odgers Berndtson company), to whom applications should be sent.

To apply, please visit: https://www.berwickpartners.co.uk/opportunities/assignment/86118/

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisor at Berwick Partners:

Elizabeth James, Partner
D: +44 121 654 5924
[email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Academic
Salary:  Competitive salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Release Date:  Monday 30 May 2022
Closing Date:  Friday 01 July 2022
Reference:  86118


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