Head of School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Monday, 2 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Founded in 1495, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest University and the fifth oldest in the UK. Ranked within the world top 160 in the recent Times Higher Education Rankings 2019, Aberdeen is the ‘global University of the north’ and has been named Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture brings together disciplines encompassing the arts, humanities and creative practice: Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies; English and Creative Writing; Film and Visual Culture; Language and Linguistics; Music; and Modern Languages. The School has distinctive strengths in creative practice, counting writers, poets, filmmakers, composers and sonic artists among the members of its community.

The School has fostered a productive collaborative environment for research and teaching over the years, reflected in PhD co-supervision between disciplines, co-teaching on a range of undergraduate courses, and research activities co-ordinated through the School’s research centres. It is home to one of the University’s largest undergraduate cohorts, with around 1,000 students enrolled on its courses.

The University wishes to recruit a Head of School with outstanding expertise in key areas to inspire, lead and manage the School. A dynamic, collegial, and creative individual who wishes to embrace the opportunities of leading the School is sought. Applicants should be ambitious in their vision for growth, be able to build on excellence, further develop the School’s research culture, and be prepared to lead change to meet requirements of students, research funders and businesses. We welcome applicants with a background in any of the School’s discipline areas.

For further details, a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4115

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at noon.