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New Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Arts

Congratulations to Professor Rachel Moseley who will take up the role of Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Arts, when the current Vice-Provost and Chair of Faculty, Professor Penny Roberts, steps down during the Summer.

Professor Rachel Moseley is a film and television historian, and has published widely on questions of representation, identity and popular aesthetics. Her most recent books have looked at stop-frame animation in British children’s television of the 1960s and 1970s in Hand-Made Television, Palgrave, 2016, and at the politics of landscape and place on screen in Picturing Cornwall, University of Exeter Press, 2018. Public engagement and research impact have been significant aspects of her work in recent years, in the Midlands and in Cornwall. Rachel is in her fifth year as Head of Film and Television Studies at Warwick, where she completed her PhD in 2000, after graduating from University of East Anglia with an MA (with Distinction) in Film Studies, and before that from Warwick with a BA Joint Honours (First Class) in Film and Literature. She has been an active supporter for widening participation in arts education at Warwick and beyond, and is a Parent Governor at a state secondary school in Birmingham. She sits on Senate, Council, ARC and a number of other University Committees.

The role of the Vice-Provost and Faculty Chair

The Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty (VP/CoF) provides academic leadership to Departments in their Faculty, and represents the Faculty in University matters. The VP/CoF works closely with the University Executive Board and central professional and support services to deliver agreed priorities, as required, including acting on behalf of the Provost where needed.

In addition to chairing the Board of the Faculty, VP/CoF serve on a range of University committees and are responsible for promoting the policies, programmes and procedures within their respective Faculty. Vice-Provosts and Faculty Chairs are also a source of support and act as ‘first port of call’ for Heads of Department and Research Centres in the relevant Faculty and inform and influence the Faculty on key decisions affecting it and the University.

Vice-Provosts and Faculty Chairs are also engaged in the appointment processes for key academic posts within the Faculty. Chairs serve ex officio on the following formal bodies: Senate; Steering Committee; Research Committee; Education Committee; Capital, Space and Amenities Group; Academic Resourcing Committee, and might also act as Chair of the Investigating Committee and Appeals Committee.