Head Of The School Of Humanities

Bristol Area, United Kingdom

Job Description

The role

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as the Head of its School of Humanities. Sitting within Bristol\'s Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, the School undertakes world-class research and is committed to the highest international standards of teaching and student experience.

As Head of School, you will occupy a key academic leadership position within the University. Reporting to the Faculty Dean, you will lead and manage the academic business of the School in relation both to strategy and operations.

What will you be doing?

  • Leading the School\'s academic direction and day-to-day running.
  • Promoting research excellence and fostering a positive, high-performance research culture, in line with the University\'s world-leading research reputation with a particular focus on external grant capture.
  • Ensuring continued excellence in research-led teaching, student experience and educational innovation.
  • Developing the vision and strategy for a world class School of Humanities.
  • Maintaining a positive and collegial working culture across all staff groups, with an emphasis on recruiting and developing colleagues to achieve their full potential and on equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Fostering and developing collaborations with a range of internal and external partners, pertaining both to public engagement and research collaboration.
You should apply if
  • You have an outstanding track record of strategic and operational leadership, driven by a commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching.
  • You have a demonstrable commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • You have international academic standing commensurate with senior professorial status in an area related to one or more of the disciplines within the School.
  • You have a record of success in promoting an excellent education and student experience, and in enabling colleagues to be excellent researchers and teachers.
  • You have proven ability to build networks and partnerships.
Additional information

The appointment will be for a fixed term of four years and is subject to renewal. Appointees not continuing in role will take on a substantive professorial position within the School at the end of the term.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact:

Professor Martyn Powell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences via the Faculty Executive Team. E-mail:

Closing date: 26th September 2023.

Times Higher Education

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