University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Interim Head of the School of English

Interim Head of the School of English

Opportunity open to academic Grade 9 / Grade 10 internal applicants in the School of English only.

Working with the School Leadership Team, you will lead on the delivery of the School's academic plan and objectives and provide leadership to the staff in the School. You will be an active member of the University's Leadership Forum and of the Faculty Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures promoting a coordinated approach to delivering innovative strategic academic development. You will lead with a clear vision, engaging others across the School, Faculty and University.

The role has a workload remission of 0.8 FTE, although this may be reviewed on appointment. If particular circumstances dictate, we may change the percentage.

To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Andrew Thorpe, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures School/Institute: School of English Category: Academic Grade: Grade 9 to Grade 10 Salary: Pro rata honorarium of £9,008 a year (non-recurrent, non- pensionable) Working Time: 0.8 fte Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (1 August 2024 to 31 January 2025) Release Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024 Closing Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024 Interview Date: Monday 10 June 2024 Reference: AHCEN1078 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Interim Head of the School of English


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


May 09, 2024

Application deadline

May 21, 2024

Job type



Arts and Culture,Linguistics,Literature

About the employer

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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