Head of School for Psychology

Job Title: Head of School for Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive Salary
Job Published: February 25, 2019 15:14

Job Description

The University of Birmingham is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK Universities. It is a world-leading research intensive institution which delivers an excellent education experience. It is ranked in the top 100 Universities globally, top 15 domestically and is home to over 8,000 staff, 36,000 students and 300,000 alumni. Birmingham has a “Gold” Teaching Excellence Framework award and over 80% of its research was classified as being “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Birmingham has one of the most ambitious strategic agendas in Higher Education and has the financial might to invest in intellectual capacity, the campus, and student experience. 

The School of Psychology sits within the College of Life and Environment Sciences. It is one of the UK’s most prestigious and indeed largest Schools of Psychology, and cover the breadth of the discipline in both research and teaching; these are represented through the School’s research themes, centres and institutes. There is a strong commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine sense of collegiality. In addition to strong undergraduate recruitment, there is a lively postgraduate community and strong links with local and regional partners across a range of sectors.

The role of Head of Psychology offers an ambitious individual the opportunity to provide strong leadership and inspiration across all of these activities. The appointee will be academically credible, with an outstanding research and teaching reputation, as well as the wherewithal to develop and implement a compelling vision that will take this excellent School to the next stage of its evolution. The post reports to the Head of College and, together with the three other Heads of Schools, has a place on the College Board. Heads of School contribute to development of the College’s strategic plans and direction. There are significant opportunities to work with the other three Heads of School and participate in the broader life of the College and University. The Head of the School of Psychology will be appointed as a fully tenured academic with a four year term of office with an option to extend as Head of School.

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Closing date for applications: 22nd March 2019