Pro-Director (Education)

London (GB)
15 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

The London School of Economics and Political Science
Appointment of Pro-Director (Education)

“For the betterment of society”

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked second globally for social sciences by the 2016/2017 QS World Rankings and achieving the highest proportion of 4* research of all UK universities. With 18 Nobel Prize winners and 37 past or present heads of state, LSE is a truly influential and international university at the forefront of global policy debate. An LSE education provides students with a research-led, disciplinary and interdisciplinary experience, encouraging learners to engage critically with their subjects and real-world challenges, thus equipping them professionally and personally for the world into which they will graduate. 

LSE is now seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to join them as the new Pro-Director (Education). The Pro-Director will drive the education and student experience agenda for the entire institution, working with senior professional colleagues and across complex stakeholder environments to set clear and consistent standards and expectations. They will be a compelling advocate for teaching and learning, and a creative, innovative thinker with an eye to the future including leading on digitalization in teaching, as well as a nuanced, contemporary understanding of the challenges higher education faces today. A keen strategist, with a can-do approach, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable track-record of delivering excellence, particularly in times of change. 

With the arrival of LSE’s new Director, Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, formerly Deputy Director of the Bank of England, this is a hugely exciting time to be joining the School. As a member of the Directorate, the post-holder will also work with the wider leadership team, world-class academics, dedicated professional services staff, and the governing body chaired by Dame Shirley Pearce, former Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University. Critically, the post-holder will be accountable to our student and alumni communities, engaging with them in the realization of opportunities and challenges. 

LSE will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting 3341. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 12:00pm GMT.​

Salary is competitive.

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university.