Professor and Head of Department of Psychology

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater) (GB)
24 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

At Kingston University, we are passionate about enhancing our students' life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the future skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century's demanding workplace. With a community of over 18,500 students from over 140 countries and nearly 2,000 staff, Kingston University aims to develop potential, transform lives, and improve the world around it. It does this through a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes benefitting people and communities.

Through our “Town House Strategy”, Kingston University will deliver a progressive new model of education. We will partner with businesses and other external bodies to support innovation and generate and disseminate knowledge. Collaboration and innovation will underpin everything we do. As such, we are looking to appoint a high calibre individual to fill the critical leadership position of Professor and Head of Department of Psychology to support the delivery of the University’s ambition for growth and diversification.

Candidates will bring significant experience of driving academic excellence and student recruitment. You will attract and manage research funding, whilst providing academic leadership from research in core areas of psychology or closely related fields; providing inspirational leadership to ensure an effective teaching and research culture.

The successful candidate will be able to evidence a track record of meeting or exceeding recruitment targets. At ease working with multiple stakeholders, you will be able to flex your communication and leadership approach to develop shared plans. You will identify strongly with our values of Inclusive; Innovative; Ambitious and Enterprising and demonstrate these in your daily practice.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in close collaboration with staff and students, to enrich and further diversify the intellectual, creative, and innovative portfolio of research and enterprise activity characterising the Psychology Department.

Kingston University has taken great strides forward in recent years, with 70% of the University’s research submission rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF2022. As our new Professor & Head of Department of Psychology, we want you to build on this success and support the University through the next stage of its development.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534 or Alicja Janowska on +44(0)7743 927 783.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 22nd September 2023.

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.