Head of School, School of Human and Social Sciences

University of West London

West london

Position description

Since its inception in 1860 as the Lady Byron School, the University of West London (UWL) has amassed a long and distinguished history of extending the reach of education to those who have been excluded from it. Built on a mission of enablement and enrichment, the University continues to evolve driven by the pursuit of three fundamental and transformative rights: inclusion, enhancement, and participation.

The School of Human and Social Sciences (SHSS) has recently expanded its disciplinary coverage and now delivers a portfolio of education, research and enterprise activity across psychology, criminology, education & early years, forensic science, addiction studies, nutritional therapy, and politics & international relations.

We now seek to appoint an outstanding individual to lead the School. As the University develops and implements its next strategic plan you will provide leadership across human and social sciences and deliver a vision for the School’s portfolio of academic activity.

You will be creative and enterprising; you will have a track record of achievement in a relevant academic field; you will be committed to student success and continuous improvement of service delivery; and you will have the ambition and confidence to drive our success. You will further enhance our reputation through the quality and impact of our academic portfolio of taught courses based on an unrivalled student experience, as well as research and enterprise activity building on our commitment to inclusion, social responsibility, and social justice.

You will bring demonstrable leadership ability and a track record of developing, implementing, and enhancing high-quality teaching and learning, research and enterprise, and employer engagement activities. This post will provide you with an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to a highly successful university.


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