Head of School and Professor in Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
23 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of School and Professor in Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of academic excellence committed to making a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world. In the top 20 of the QS World Rankings, in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the University provides a world-class education for over 35,000 students across its programmes of study -undergraduate and postgraduate, on-site and distance learning.

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS), part of the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of the largest and most successful multi-disciplinary Schools in the UK as demonstrated through our global reach and impact. We offer a rich and diverse learning and research environment for our staff and students, with close links between our three subject areas, alongside other world-class research areas across the University and beyond.

We seek to appoint a new Head of School with outstanding leadership skills, an academic background in one of our cognate disciplines, and the confidence and vision to lead the School of PPLS and inspire our large and diverse academic community.

Applications from candidates internal and external to the School are welcome.

The successful candidate, if they do not already hold a Chair with the School, will be appointed to a Chair located within the most appropriate Subject of the School, upon which the Chair will be the successful candidate’s open-ended post.

The Headship of the School is normally undertaken for an initial period of 5 years, with the possibility of an option to extend for a further period.

This is a full time (35 hours per week) and open ended post.

Salary Scale: Professorial Scale

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 22nd March 2018

Interview date: Friday 13th April 2018, with meetings and presentations on Thursday 12th April 2018

The selection process is scheduled for two days and due to be held on Thursday 12th April & Friday 13th April 2018. Candidates will be required to give a presentation on the first day (further details will be provided to those invited to attend) and a panel interview will be scheduled for day two. Candidates are therefore required to travel to Edinburgh in time for this period.

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