Faculty Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts and Humanities



  • Posted on: 08th Dec 2021
  • Salary: Current Salary (plus leadership allowance)
  • REF: REQ05427
  • Closes: 30th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Applications are invited from colleagues for the role of Faculty Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

Working closely with, among others, the Executive Dean Arts & Humanities (Professor Andrew Le Sueur), the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research (Professor Chris Greer) and Heads and Directors of Research in the departments, the role involves supporting departments in the Faculty in their mission to produce internationally significant research with the University Strategic Plan and the Research Strategy. This requires strong focus on key performance indicators and contributions to the University’s autumn and spring planning processes.

The Faculty Dean Research deputises for the Executive Dean when required, including chairing some academic appointments panels.

In accordance with Ordinance 8, the role is open to Senior Lecturers, Readers and Professors who are current members of staff at the University of Essex. We are not able to consider applications from external candidates. Appointment, which is subject to approval by Senate and Council, will be for an initial period of three years. The anticipated start date is 22nd July 2022

Typically, Mondays to Thursdays are focused on Faculty work. There may be occasional evening work (for example, attending events). Generally, Fridays are available for research linked to your home department. The departments of the Faculty span all three campuses (Colchester, Loughton and Southend); the post is based on the Colchester campus, with occasional travel to the others. During 2021-22, the Faculty team is working to a hybrid model; you should expect to be on campus one or two days a week, working from home the rest of the time. You will have an office, shared with another Faculty Dean, in the Rab Butler Building.

The role holder receives an annual leadership allowance of £6,000 in additional to their salary.

Informal inquiries about the role are warmly welcomed. Please email humadmin@essex.ac.uk to arrange a conversation with Andrew Le Sueur or Professor Susan Oliver (the current role holder) to find out more about the role and the work of the Faculty team.

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