Director of the Institute of Sport and Human Science and Faculty Associate Dean

Wolverhampton, West Midlands
13 Nov 2017
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11 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of the Institute of Sport and Human Science and Faculty Associate Dean

An integral part of the economic development and social change in the West Midlands, the University of Wolverhampton has always been a place of opportunity, offering students, whatever their background or circumstances, the chance to develop rewarding careers.  The University has over 23,000 students, boasts 96% graduate employability and is delivering an ambitious strategic plan, including £100m capital investment.

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing is seeking to appoint a new Director of the Institute of Sport and Human Sciences to lead and support Sport and Psychology to achieve recognition as leading centres of excellence regionally, nationally and internationally.  The appointee will lead the development and enhancement of high quality sports and psychology related academic programmes and activities, contribute to the generation of external income and support sport engagement across the University.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree and a track record of personal research and or enterprise. S/he will have significant experience of higher education leadership and management, including academic development, building external relations, new business and external income. A good understanding of sports related organisations and sources of external funding is essential.

For further information about the position (including full person specifications) and how to apply, please visit or contact Ben Tucker or Valentina Serra at Minerva on

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 December 2017.  Interviews will be held on the 15th February 2018.