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Chair of Arts


Appointment of the Chair of the Faculty of Arts


The University is seeking to appoint a Chair of the Faculty of Arts to provide strong academic leadership, and to provide a bridge between University level strategy and the coordination of strategy at Faculty and Department level.

Faculty Boards have a statutory role, subject to University Statute, Ordinance and Regulation, and to review by the Senate, to regulate the teaching, research, curricula and examinations in the subjects prescribed by the Faculty.

Chairs of Faculty act as a first port of call for Heads of Departments and, in support of the Provost, take on some aspects of line management. Chairs of Faculty play a critical role in the University's governance through representation of the interests of their Faculty in University decision-making, and by ensuring the Faculty Boards are effective in their regulatory role. Individuals will be expected to serve for an initial period of up to three years, subject to annual renewal by the Faculty.

Further details

Further details, including the description and person specification can be found here:

Role Description and Person Specification PDF (PDF Document)

How to apply

Nominations and expressions of interest, setting out suitability for the role, should be submitted to the Provost at and must be received no later than midnight on Friday 22 September 2017.

Where nominations are received it will be clarified with individuals in advance of the selection process whether they are willing to stand. Individuals may be invited to submit further information in support of their application following consideration by the selection panel.

Interviews are scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday 3 October 2017.

In the first instance, this post is only open to members of staff of the university.