Head of School of Law, Politics and Sociology Ref: 4399

School/department: Law, Politics and Sociology  
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: HoS LPS 01 (4399)
Salary: Competitive
Placed on: 8 November 2019
Closing date:  6 December 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight (GMT) of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 30 January 2020 with informal visits on 29 January 2020
Expected start date:

Job description 

The University of Sussex is one of the UK’s foremost higher education institutions. The University is consistently ranked amongst the top 30 universities in the UK, with 75% of research activity at the University considered as world-leading or internationally excellent. Since its inception, the University has forged its own path and to this day it retains a culture that is wedded to creativity, universal values, international engagement and excellence in education and research. We have just launched a new strategic framework “Sussex 2025” which reimagines the pioneering spirit of the original purpose of the University, but does so for new times and a new generation. A key component of this framework focusses on “researching with impact”; challenging convention through an interdisciplinary, experimental approach, with a constant commitment to excellence. 

The University now seeks to appoint a new Head of School for the School of Law, Politics and Sociology. The School brings together the Sussex Law School and the Departments of Politics and Sociology. These three vibrant academic units are all committed to excellence in teaching, and they are all engaged in cutting-edge research. 

Reporting to the Provost, the new Head will be an individual of exceptional quality and ability. The appointee will have strong leadership, influencing, and engagement skills. The post requires vision and imagination, an acuity for strategy as well as operational effectiveness, an enthusiasm for delivery, and outstanding leadership and management skills. 

The Head of School will work closely with the Heads of Department, other Heads of School and individual academics as well as administrative and support staff. The appointed individual will be responsible for all members of academic and tutoring staff within the School. S/he will establish and maintain an effective relationship with the appropriate Head of Professional Service.

Download job description and person specification Ref HoS LPS 01 [PDF 526.79KB]

How to apply 

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4399

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Friday 6 December 2019.

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