Head of the School of Media and Communication
University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
ID: 7143562 (Ref.No. ASN-88795)
Posted: May 4, 2023
Can you provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to enable the School to successfully develop and deliver its plans, through 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?
You will lead and manage the School of Media and Communication, 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 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.
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.
This represents an opportunity for a senior scholar proficient in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary working to shape collectively the future of a School with a diverse portfolio of subject specialisms at a leading Russell Group University. You will be able to obtain very quickly a detailed working knowledge of the School’s complex, multi-disciplinary operations, including a very wide variety of research projects and programmes of both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
As an international research-intensive university with a strong commitment to student education, the University aims to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds and from across the world. In line with this vision, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability, and aspire to further diversify our Faculty community. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been under-represented in the University including, but not limited to: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities.
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/ - job ref: ASN-88795.
For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with one of our advisors at Berwick Partners:
Elizabeth James, Partner
D: +44 121 654 5924
Ardiana Hashani, Principal Researcher
D: 020 7367 9790
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures|
|School/Institute:||School of Media and Communication|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Release Date:||Wednesday 03 May 2023|
|Closing Date:||Tuesday 30 May 2023|
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.