Head of Department, Law and Social Science Faculty of Business & Law Company: Middlesex University
Location: Hendon Starting Salary: Competitive Salary Grade: Senior Staff Contract Type: Permanent FTE: 1 Date Posted: Monday 18 September 2023 Closing Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023 Reference: BAL3 Job Details: Job Description
Middlesex University is an ambitious and progressive institution committed to empowering students and providing them with an educational experience that sets them up for success in life and work as we embark upon our 2031 University Strategy.
Our triple intensity approach is focussed around Education, Research & Knowledge Exchange and Engagement. Based in North London and building on a proud history, our vision is to be a truly 21st century Global University. The University has over 38,000 students studying in London and at campuses in Dubai and Mauritius and over 274,000 alumni. The University's diversity of experience and vibrancy are signature strengths that underpin all we do.
We are now seeking to appoint an ambitious and innovative academic leader for our Department of Law and Social Science within the Faculty of Business and Law. This is a large and vibrant academic department encompassing learning, teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the core LLB subject areas as well as disciplines of human rights law, commercial law, international law, employment rights, international relations, geopolitics, global governance and sustainable development. The School also includes our Centre for Policing.
The Law and Social Science department combines the previous two law departments in the Faculty following a restructure in September 2023 and is now the sole department in the School of Law. With approximately 50 academic staff and over 800 students the School of Law offers an exceptional range of programmes with strength in the recent NSS. In REF21 50% of our impact was assessed at 4 and the two Units of Assessment submitted continued to show good levels of the highest quality 3 and 4 research with an increase in the overall proportion of 4 rated output.
The new Head of Department will form part of an ambitious Senior Leadership team driven to implement and realise the emerging vision of the Department and Faculty to ensure we deliver our ambitions around the triple intensity holistic strategy. The postholder will work with three other Heads of Department in the Faculty, two Deputy Deans, a Faculty Manager and the Dean to provide leadership and management in shaping the future of the Faculty.
This is an exciting time to be joining Middlesex with a strong leadership, clarity of focus and a determination to deliver positive change across the University. The Faculty of Business and Law is well placed with an excellent REF21 profile, a refreshing suite of programmes, significant industry connections and a dedicated team of staff.
The appointment will be at Associate Professor/ Professor level, depending on experience with the Head of Department position being initially for three years with a view to extend for a further three years. Following this the successful candidate will revert to the substantive post of Associate Professor/ Professor.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate strong evidence of vision, innovation, leadership and managing academic staff in addition to a commitment to fostering and developing a collegial and collaborative academic environment within a department/ school that encourages academic staff to flourish.
Interviews will take place on Monday 30th of October and/or Monday 6th of November
If you wish to discuss the job in further detail please contact: Professor Martin Broad, Interim Academic Dean Business & Law; email: [email protected]
We value diversity and strive to create a fairer, more equitable work environment for our staff and students.
We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff diversity networks, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.
Middlesex is home to a diverse community of professionals. We are a bronze award holder of the Athena Swan Charter, a member of the Race Equality Charter, a Stonewall Top 100 employer and Gold award holder in 2023, and a Disability Confident Leader. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for underrepresented groups.
Head of Department, Law and Social Science (BAL3)
September 19, 2023
October 18, 2023
About the employer
Established in 1878, Middlesex University is a public university that is associated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Coalition of Modern Universities, and Universities UK. Earlier, the university was known as the Middlesex Polytechnic University. It gained the status of a university in 1992. The university decided to re-structure its academic school to faculties in 2012.
Apart from London, the university has three other campuses in Dubai, Mauritius, and Malta. The campus in London features the neo-Georgian architectural style. A new learning resource center was built along with a central library that consisted of about thousands of books and provided round the clock access to students. The Ritterman building is a new development on the campus. The faculty of science and technology and faculty of arts and creative industries are located within the premises. Also, the university is home to the United Kingdom's first Cyber Factory.
The university has spent nearly £200 million to provide world-class facilities in the campus. Middlesex is known for its research and innovation in offering education and has been awarded three Queen’s Anniversary awards in higher education. Apart from this, the university has been awarded two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for its international reputation. International students pursuing a full-time course guaranteed accommodation by the university for their first year of education. In addition to this, the campus comprises bioscience, biomedical science, nursing, and simulation laboratories. The campus features several sports facilities including a fitness center, outdoor courts, football pitches, and tennis courts.
The academic structure of the university comprises three major faculties, namely the Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries, Faculty of Professional & Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Science & Technology. The university offers programs in other subjects that include media, design, performing arts, law, natural science, engineering, mathematics, information science, statistics, and computer science. Here, students get an opportunity to learn and grow under professional faculty members.
Middlesex offers pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in Social Science, Psychology, Media and Communications, Marketing, International Tourism Management, Law and Politics, Law and Politics, and Accounting and Finance.
The university has a list of notable alumni that includes Freema Agyeman (renowned actress), Helen Mirren (actress), Alan Carr (comedian), Roger Glover (musician), Milton Jones (comedian), Neville Brody (art director), John Lundberg (filmmaker), Ashley Isham (fashion designer), Araf Shradd (professional golfer), Louise Lear (BBC weather presenter), Suzzane Moore (journalist), and Dermot O'Leary (television presenter).