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Head of Department & Professor (Economics and Related Studies)

Economics and Related Studies
Commensurate with Professional experience, plus a 10,000 per annum Allowance
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Full-time (flexibility available)
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University of York campus
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Role Description

The Department of Economics and Related Studies seeks to appoint a new Head of Department. This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead an established Department with a distinguished track record of research and teaching and to shape its future in a changing environment.

The appointment will be at the Professorial level. The appointee will exercise leadership, demonstrate vision, and empower others in order to deliver the agreed departmental strategy in line with faculty and university objectives.

The Role
The primary role of a Head of Department is to provide leadership to a department to ensure it achieves the highest possible standard of excellence in all its activities. As Head of Department, you will exercise leadership, demonstrate vision and empower others in order to deliver the agreed departmental strategy within the Faculty. You will promote and represent the University as a whole, both internally and externally. Translating strategic goals into operational plans in the Department and lead the management team to implement the approved operational plan.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent, such as professional level experience
  • Relevant research and teaching at a high level
  • A personal academic standing which commands the respect of colleagues
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of the University
  • Ability to inspire, influence and persuade at all levels of the organisation
  • Proven record of managing diverse resources in the University or a similar environment
  • Integrity, openness and honesty with a strong commitment to equality and inclusivity and an understanding of cultural differences and considerations

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates, and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are under-represented in leadership roles at the institution.

Further Details
Head of Department appointments are for a period of up to four years, with the possibility of a two year extension. An extension would only be implemented by mutual agreement between the Head of Department, Dean, HR Director, and the Vice-Chancellor. 

Closing date: 12 June 2022
Interview date: 27 June 2022

If you are interested in applying, you are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Paul Ellison (Recruitment Adviser)

Why York
A vibrant community of academics, students and professionals, the University of York is a world-leading institution with a reputation for excellent interdisciplinary research and outstanding teaching and learning. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, York was ranked in the top 10 of UK universities for research quality, with all of our subject areas ranked in the top 30 (with four Departments positioned in the top five). Over 50 per cent of our research was judged to be four star or “world-leading” and 40 per cent to be three star or  “internationally excellent”. 

Our founding commitment was to be a university for public good, we are now embarking on an ambitious new 10 year strategy that will deliver this vision (University for Public Good).

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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