Professor and Head of School of Education

Avery Hill, United Kingdom
£67,000 to £75,000 per annum
22 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
17 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Education & Health

Location:      Avery Hill campus
Salary:      £67,000 to £75,000 per annum
but may be more for an exceptionally qualified candidate
Contract Type:      Permanent
Closing Date:      Friday 17 May 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

From September 2019, the Departments of Education and Community Studies and Teacher Education are merging to become the School of Education. The new School of Education will have over 70 staff and will continue to honour our long and excellent reputation, inherited from our previous incarnations as Dartford and Avery Hill Colleges. As a key part of this new start we are looking to appoint a new Head who can build further upon recent outstanding Ofsted ratings for primary education, and good ratings for secondary, lifelong learning and early-years outcomes, and continue to ensure that all areas of the School demonstrate excellence, including developing further innovations in curriculum design, research, policy and practice. We want a new Head who has the drive to develop and widen our local and global impact in teacher education, and also who can set a new agenda to develop our Education research and impact. We are looking to appoint a visionary academic who has wide experience in developing and delivering research and policy in a higher education setting, and who has a desire to build on our already excellent local and national reputation.

In September we will also be launching a new Institute of Lifecourse Development which will working with our three Schools of Education, Health Sciences, and Human Sciences, as well as across the University, to develop truly ground-breaking cross-professional and inter-disciplinary approaches to research and practice that can have a major impact in addressing health, educational, social and economic challenges faced by society, and help deliver the key strategic aims of the University to transform lives through inspired teaching and research. We are looking to recruit a leader who wants to make their own mark in developing and leading a significant group of Education professionals and staff to deliver innovative models of research, enterprise, policy, curriculum and practice. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate a clear vision and strong leadership abilities with evidence of effective strategic thinking and sophisticated networking skills. Their background may be in Teacher Education, but could as likely be in key related academic disciplines including Psychology, Economics, and Social Sciences.

The Head will be leading a management team of three Deputy Heads and Section leads, who take on line-management of smaller teams of staff in specific areas. They will be expected to have excellent people skills and to show the qualities and values that Greenwich looks for in its staff. They will be empathetic with an inclusive approach to decision making, good teamwork and people skills, and have the necessary mix of resilience, tenacity and good humour. As a key member of the Faculty Executive, the Head of School will work closely with the Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor, other Heads of Schools and Directors to develop the portfolio, research and ethos of the Faculty and grow further the national and international reputation and recognition of the University as a key anchor institution.

To discuss this opportunity and the role before applying, please contact: Professor Derek Moore, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education and Health) aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.