Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

London (Greater) (GB)
13 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

The appointment will be full time on the UCL Professorial Grade.

Competitive six figure salary plus benefits

Consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, UCL’s global reputation for excellence in research and education extends across all academic disciplines, from arts and humanities, social sciences and laws to biomedicine, science and engineering and the built environment. UCL now seeks an exceptional Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. SSEES is the world’s leading institution for research and teaching on Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe. The School’s mission is to foster cross-disciplinary approaches to area studies, using expertise in our primary geographical region to generate knowledge and understanding of the broader world. Our work is organised into four interrelated programmes: Economics and Business; History; Languages and Culture; Politics and Sociology. With our spectacular library and award-winning building in the heart of London, at the centre of a vibrant network of national and international connections, SSEES provides a unique and dynamic environment where students acquire the expertise and skills that employers want, including an unparalleled range of languages. The Director is responsible for developing SSEES’s overall vision, providing strategic leadership, and promoting SSEES as a world-leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, and Russia. S/he will be expected also to provide leadership in research and teaching to the wider UCL community and engage in an active dialogue with a variety of international and domestic partners, such as peer area studies centres, major universities, and Ambassadors and/or Cultural Attachés posted to the UK from the SSEES region of study.

To be considered for this high profile academic leadership role, you will be an internationally recognised academic leader in a field relevant to SSEES’s academic portfolio with a track record of creating a culture of high performance, collaboration, innovation and impact. You will be an experienced people and relationship manager who is able to thrive, motivate and inspire in a collegial environment and will have the skills to enable the delivery of a world-leading teaching, research and impact agenda for SSEES.

To find out more please visit   quoting reference GSe33178 or contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Penny Cunningham on + 44 (0) 7545 441 127 or Laura Charrington on +44 7471 037 070 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date: 12 May 2017

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.