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Head of Department

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Location:  Egham
Salary:  Allowance of £6,000 honorarium per annum in addition to normal salary
Closing Date:  Friday 12 March 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 19 March 2021
Reference:  0221-016

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current employees of the University

Full-Time Fixed-Term

Royal Holloway is at an exciting phase in its development, with the implementation of a new School structure from 1 August 2020.  Designed to enhance the student experience, achieve greater consistency and build a more effective structure for strategic decision-making, the change will create new and innovative academic synergies. This will help make the College stronger and provide greater flexibility to respond and adapt to new ideas.

As Head of Department the post holder will provide academic leadership and management to ensure successful delivery of excellence in research, teaching and learning, student experience and outcomes.  As a member of the School Executive the post holder will be expected to work with colleagues to set the academic direction and goals for the School.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and line-management, planning and organisational, budgeting and resource-management skills. A successful academic track record, demonstrated by promotion to Senior Lecturer or equivalent experience, is required for this post, together with experience of leadership, planning and organisation of activities within an academic or similar context.  The latter may be demonstrated through management of a major research grant, leadership of a teaching initiative, or a role within the College or a professional body.  Proven experience in successfully managing conflict and resolution of difficult situations is required for this post.

This is a fixed term appointment which will normally be for a period of up to three years with the possibility of renewal. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Giuliana Pieri at g.pieri@rhul.ac.uk.   

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0221-016

Closing Date:   Midnight, 12 March 2021

Interview Date: Friday 19 March 2021

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

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