Head of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Cardiff (GB)
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Appointment of Head of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion

(College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Salary is competitive and commensurate with seniority of role

Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision, built upon a foundation of excellent teaching and research across a broad set of disciplines. Based in a cosmopolitan, thriving capital city, we have a footprint not only in Wales, but nationally and internationally. We were the fastest rising amongst the leading research universities of the Russell Group for our performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), climbing 17 places to 5th for quality and 2nd for impact.
Within this dynamic context, we are now seeking to appoint an outstanding leader for our School of History, Archaeology and Religion within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

This interdisciplinary school offers a wide range of degrees to over 1000 students within the subject areas of History and Ancient History, Archaeology and Conservation, and Religious Studies and Theology. Programmes are delivered by 71 academic staff and supported by 16 Professional Services staff. Across all disciplines there is a thriving research culture, with a broad spectrum of PhD research and a strong record of grant capture.

The successful candidate for this role will have an outstanding academic record in a relevant discipline and possess exceptional leadership and management capabilities alongside a track record of successful strategic delivery. You will have the personal authority, presence and expertise to represent the School and effectively further its general interests.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please contact Donna Beckerley on 029 2087 0653 or at

Closing date: Thursday, 8 February 2018