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Chair, Faculty of Social Sciences


The University is seeking to appoint a Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences 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.

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

Further details

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This is a 0.6 FTE position.

Faculty of Social Science

Application process

Nominations and expressions of interest, setting out suitability for the role, should be submitted to the University Executive Office at ueo at warwick dot ac dot uk and must be received no later than midday on Friday 18 November 2016. 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 morning of Thursday 24 November 2016.