Dean of Arts and Humanities Ref C110

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: C110
Salary: Negotiable
Placed on: 7 January 2020
Closing date: 26 January 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 4 February 2020
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

Following Senate and Council’s endorsement to proceed to merge three Schools of Study and a Centre: the School of English; the School of Media, Film, and Music (MFM); the School of History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP); and the Sussex Centre for Language Studies (SCLS), the University is now looking to appoint the first Dean of the new School.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead change across culture, structure, processes and systems to deliver the ambitious strategic vision of this new School, while maintaining day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capability to engage, motivate and lead staff through this period of significant change towards establishment of a successful new School. The ability to develop strong leadership within and across the School is a requirement.

The Dean will lead collaborative development of new academic and governance structures to deliver the new School’s vision, operating within the context of the University’s Strategy 2025 and One Professional Service programme.

With an inclusive management style and the ability to foster partnerships, build relationships and work collaboratively across boundaries, the new Dean of Arts and Humanities will play a significant role in the onwards journey of both the Schools and the University.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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How to apply

Email your CV and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] to 

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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