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Head of Department (Music)

Department of Music

Location:  Egham
Salary:  Allowance of £6,000 per annum in addition to normal salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 27 November 2022
Reference:  1122-508

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

Fixed term internal appointment for up to three years

Allowance of £6,000 per annum in addition to normal salary

Applications are invited for the post of Head of the Department of Music.

The successful applicant is expected to start in role on 3 April 2023.

This is a leadership position and an opportunity to ensure the successful delivery of excellence in inclusive education and assessment, research and impact, student satisfaction and engagement, and student success. As a member of the School Executive, the post holder will help set the academic direction and goals for the School of Performing and Digital Arts.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and line management, planning and organisational, budgeting and resource management skills in an academic context. This position requires a successful academic track record demonstrated by promotion to Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor. The experience and skills needed may be demonstrated through management of a major research grant, leadership of a teaching initiative, or a role within the University or professional body. Proven experience in successfully managing conflict and the resolution of difficult situations is required for this post, as is a demonstrable commitment to Equality, Inclusion and Diversity.

Applications from members of minoritized communities and groups, who have been historically under-represented in academic leadership positions, are strongly encouraged.

The post is based on the main campus in Egham. It 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 Roberta Mock: .

To view further details of this post and to apply, please visit queries on the application process, the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 1122-508

Closing Date: 23:59, 27 November 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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