Professor, and Head of the School of Humanities

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Competitive salary plus benefits
27 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor, and Head of the School of Humanities 

Job number  ACAD102959 
Division/School  School of Humanities 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary   Competitive salary plus benefits 
Closing date for applications   26-Nov-2017 

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Professor and Head of the School of Humanities who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.
This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy.  We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within your chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines.  The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
The School of Humanities ( is the largest of the three Schools in the Faculty of Arts, with over 2,000 undergraduates and postgraduates and approximately 100 academic staff. It has expanded significantly in the last 5 years and is a lively and vibrant place to study and work. The school comprises five subjects: Classics and Ancient History, English, History, History of Art, and Religion and Theology, organised as five outward facing departments.
With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education. Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their "Best Places to Live in Britain" 2014, which noted that the city boasts “one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, varied and beautiful housing stock, decent schools, buzzy culture and night life and access to some fantastic countryside”.
For additional information on the role including full candidate brief please see the document in the link below.
To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.
Applications should be received by 11:59pm on Sunday 26th November 2017.
The interview process is anticipated to be held over two days on 18th and 19th January 2018.  Candidates are asked to hold these dates in their diaries accordingly.
For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Michael Basker, Dean of Faculty, at or Professor Ronald Hutton, the current Head of School, at

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.