Head of School of Social and Political Sciences

22 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Glasgow

Head of School of Social and Political Sciences

College of Social Sciences

Vacancy Ref S40230

The University of Glasgow is a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach. A member of the Russell Group, we educate over 19,000 undergraduate and 9,000 postgraduate students annually across one of the widest ranges of courses in the UK. We're ranked 1st in the Russell Group for Teaching (NSS 2018).

The College of Social Sciences comprises five schools and a research institute: Adam Smith Business School, School of Education, School of Interdisciplinary Studies (Dumfries Campus), School of Law, School of Social and Political Sciences, and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

The School of Social and Political Sciences includes over 100 academic and research staff and a large community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our staff profile is multi-disciplinary across the key social sciences, with a strong international profile.

We have an exciting opportunity for an academic leader to take on the Head of School role within our School of Social & Political Sciences. You will provide academic leadership, embracing the range of subjects represented in the School, providing a coherent academic vision and inspiring the highest standards of research and teaching and scholarly activities. You will champion the School ensuring a stimulating, collegial and well-managed environment that empowers staff to be creative and effective in their activities.

Applications are welcome from candidates with strong background of academic leadership within Social Sciences and a track record in, or experience of, strategic and operational management and planning.

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Closing date: 17 March 2019

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