Executive Dean - Social Science & Public Policy

Expiring today

WC2R 2LS, London (Greater)
A competitive salary commensurate with the academic profile & experience of the successful applicant
Nov 20, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 19, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

King’s vision is to make the world a better place.

The Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP) is home to one of the largest UK university communities for social science research and education with 5,800 students, and 600 academic and research staff drawn from over 130 countries. It has world leading expertise across the social sciences: from Political Economy to Security Studies; from International Development and Geography to Global Health, Education and Communication. We want to make the world a better place and believe this can be achieved by collaboration on real-world problems, combining insights and methods from across our many disciplines.

Following the successful tenure of Professor Frans Berkhout, King’s is looking to appoint an exceptional Executive Dean to lead the Faculty and ensure it continues to thrive and develops its reputation for entrepreneurial and innovative activities. The Executive Dean will ensure that SSPP continues to play a crucial role in delivering King’s Strategic Vision 2029 as a multi-disciplinary community that seeks to understand a profoundly changing world and contribute to improving human welfare and well-being, security and sustainability. Reporting to the Provost (Arts & Sciences) the Executive Dean will be a member of the Academic Board, the Senior Management Team and the Arts & Sciences Executive Team.

The successful candidate will be expected to be an academic with a strong track record, distinguished profile and a strong commitment to research and education, including online education. The Executive Dean will deliver financial sustainability and lead and inspire the Faculty, encouraging the academic community to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Both King’s and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy support the career development of staff from a wide range of backgrounds and the new Executive Dean will be expected to continue to demonstrate a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy is one of nine academic faculties at King’s College London, a multi-disciplinary, research-led university with over 31,000 students and 8,500 employees, based in the heart of London.

For further information and to apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London Job Opportunities page and submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team; please contact Rebecca Russell at or call +44(0)20 7848 3923.

External adverts will close on Tuesday 17th December 2019 but please note applications through the King’s website will be accepted until 11.59pm on Friday 24th January 2020.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews and assessments will be held on Thursday 19th March 2020 and Friday 20th March 2020.  

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