Dean of School of Humanities

Hatfield, Hertfordshire (GB)
06 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

Post Title: Dean of School of Humanities            

SBU:  School of Humanities

Salary: Competitive salary plus Performance Related Variable Pay

Grade: Personal Pay

FTE: Full time position

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and ambitious individual as Dean of the School of Humanities to join one of the most exciting and innovative universities in the country.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Dean will join an established, dynamic School with a demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and research. The School is a multidisciplinary community of staff and students. It has a strong and stable staff base and is characterised by a culture of creativity, innovation and collegiality.

The role of the Dean of School embraces academic management and leadership, ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, scholarship and student experience within the subject(s) or discipline(s) for which the School is responsible. An important role of the Dean is to take forward the People agenda across the SBU developing a culture that embraces the University values.

You will have a postgraduate qualification as well as significant leadership experience at a senior level and extensive professional experience in an educational setting. You will share our values, recognising that people are at the heart of what we do. 

The post holder will be an outstanding individual with a proven track record of leadership and academic credibility in one or more discipline areas within the School or closely related to the School’s academic programme. The person will also be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key strategic goals of the University.

Applicants are invited to note the range and strengths within the current academic programmes which include the classic humanities disciplines of English literature and language, history and philosophy, as well as politics, media and a range of more vocational subjects 

The University is one of the region’s largest employers with group staffing of 2,900, and a Group turnover in 2015-16 of £256 million. We have a student community of over 24,600 on UK based programmes including more than 3,800 international students, and more than 6,800 students studying our courses outside the UK. We are one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Thelma Egunjobi, HR Business Partner at  or on 01707 284649

Date advert placed: 4 June 2018

Interview Date: Week commencing: 9 July 2018

Closing Date: 24 June 2018

Reference Number: 016374

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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