Associate Head of School – Research

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
£51,044 to £63,684 per annum​
18 Jun 2020
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19 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Head of School – Research

Coventry University - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

School of Humanities

Salary: £51,044 to £63,684 per annum​

Mode: Full Time, Permanent

Ref No: REQ007895

Your next move could be historic

It's not every day you get chance to implement real change but as an Associate Head of School at Coventry University this is your moment to do just that. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious individual to continue developing academically by leading a key activity at the university while acquiring further managerial skills along the way.

You will join a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities which has a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 175 years. And, over the last five years, we are proud to have invested over £250million in our academic capability while further developing our world-class facilities so that both our staff and our students remain in great hands.

As well as offering a broad range of exciting courses across subjects such as history, politics and international relations, our School of Humanities embraces innovation and has an enviable record of delivering outstanding student experience. It is also one of our most active schools in terms of international mobility. In this role you will have specific responsibility for leading the development of staff research capability across the School and, with guidance from the Associate Dean Research (AD-R), you will work with the school’s staff who have achieved research centre associate status whilst overseeing the Aspire Scheme which supports staff working towards this. You will also work with research centres across the university and network globally to deliver new opportunities.

To fulfil this role, you will need a PhD and research experience in a relevant subject area as well as a track record of academic excellence and innovation relevant to the Research portfolio.

In return for your skills and commitment, Coventry University provides opportunities for both career and personal development in the form of a tailored development programme. In addition, our comprehensive benefits package includes a generous holiday allowance and pension, as well as flexible working options. We will also consider assistance for those wishing to relocate to the Coventry area.

So, as we prepare for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture, why not join us and make your mark?

Closing date: 19 July 2020

For an informal discussion please contact:

Neil Forbes – AD - Research  (T: +44 7974984084, E:

Shaun Hides - Academic Dean FAH  (T: +44 7974984109, E:

Frank Magee - Head of School  (T: +44 7392096524, E: