Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences  Birmingham

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary competitive for the successful candidate
10 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences 

The University of Birmingham is seeking an inspirational leader for our College of Social Sciences. The appointment of the current Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) and Head of College, Professor Saul Becker, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex, proves once again the University of Birmingham’s strength as a place where academic leadership thrives and grows.

The College of Social Sciences is a vibrant community of scholars, with over 600 academics and more than 250 Professional Services staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields with work which impacts all areas of global society.

The University’s heritage as the original ‘redbrick’ is combined with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. Birmingham is a leading member of the Russell Group and a founder member of the Universitas 21 global network of research universities. Ranked in the top 100 universities globally and the top 20 in all domestic league tables, the quality of what we do at Birmingham is widely recognised. With sector-leading initiatives, the University is investing in its intellectual capacity, its beautiful campus and its student experience. Quite simply, at Birmingham we make things happen.

The PVC and Head of College is a member of the University Executive Board with full responsibility for leading the Social Sciences. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the PVC and Head of College will drive continued academic improvement, provide financial and managerial leadership and sustain the highest levels of excellence across all of the College’s activities.

In joining the leadership team of an ambitious and successful university, you will have an enviable track record for your research in one of the social sciences, a commitment to outstanding education, proven leadership and management credentials, and the vision and capability to enhance the College. As a member of an outstanding leadership team you will have the opportunity to shape initiatives across the University.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Birmingham on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference RBUG. Alternatively email or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Salary competitive for the successful candidate.