Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7118714 (Ref.No. ESLSS1095)
Posted: December 21, 2022

Job Description

Do you have the vision and leadership necessary to conceive and manage a programme of strategic development in the School of Sociology and Social Policy? Are you committed to creating a culture in which people are inspired, motivated and developed to achieve their full potential? Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience in an international and interdisciplinary context?

As Head of School, you will lead and manage the School of Sociology and Social Policy, 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 Faculty Executive Group 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, 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 busy and 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 2023. 

To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Paul Johnson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Sociology & Social Policy
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Salary:  Competitive salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 20 December 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 February 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ESLSS1095

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.