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Head of School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics

Requisition ID:  4806

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Closing Date: 11.08.2020


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to lead the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics. Candidates should have an excellent record of leadership achievement, strong academic credentials in keeping with Newcastle’s standing as one of the UK’s leading research universities, and a commitment to values-driven leadership in line with the University Vision and Strategy. This is a senior leadership position within the University, with institutional as well as local responsibility: the Head will be accountable both for the academic leadership of the School and for its effective governance and management.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Nigel Harkness, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at nigel.harkness@newcastle.ac.uk


Interviews are scheduled for: 16.09.2020


We appreciate that, for some people, a standard, full-time contract may not be ideal. So, we are very happy to consider flexible options, such as job-sharing, for this position. For more details, see our flexible working web page.


Please click here to view the Candidate Briefing Pack


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 4806