Head of Academic Department, Business, Law and Society

Twickenham, London
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 (for Head of Department post, 5 year tenure)
Hours: 36 hours a week
Term: Five years 

 Permanent – Head of Department post holds a 5 year tenure, reverting to a substantive post of Senior lecturer/Professor in a relevant subject area at the end of this period at the appropriate salary band.

We would particularly welcome applicants from the areas of Business, Criminology and Politics. 
Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality academic and professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community where everybody is welcomed.

At St Mary’s you will not just be choosing a place of work but an inspiring and welcoming community. The University is proud of the support given to students. Teaching is student focused with a strong focus on skills and character development. At St Mary’s you will nurture and educate students to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

The Department of Business, Law and Society is a multidisciplinary department which has embarked on an exciting plan of curriculum development in politics, communications, criminology, law and business. Alongside this is an expanding culture of research and knowledge exchange, providing an environment which supports PGT and PGR students. To consolidate this development, later this year the Department will launch, two externally marketed Schools: the Law School, St Mary’s University and School of Business and Society, St Mary’s.

The Department delivers high quality, professionally accredited, inclusive and ethically focused vocational programmes and aims to nurture socially responsible, productive, creative, confident and globally aware graduates who think on an international scale and contribute to civic society. St Mary’s is an HE Partner of the Chartered Management Institute and is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and Enterprise Educators UK. The University has recently moved up 25 places in the 2019 Guardian League Table with law placed 65th and business 42nd.

The Faculty now seeks to appoint a Head to lead the department in it’s development over the next 5 years, to ensure that resources are in place and workloads assessed to maintain the student experience whilst continuing the development of research and knowledge exchange initiatives.

In addition to the duties set out in the job description, the successful candidate, working with the relevant Programme Leads, will also have the operational oversight of the Department’s strategic collaborative partnerships, ensuring that current programmes work efficiently and that planned new programme proposals are implemented. In addition, the Head of Department will be expected to oversee the final year teach out and closure of the Geography programme.

Candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and research within the Department.

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply please click on the link here:

Closing Date: 31st October 2018 at 23:59

Interviews are likely to be held on 15th November 2018

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