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Principal of Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an outstanding leader as Principal of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).

With the University ranked in the world top twenty, and the city of Edinburgh enjoying a global reputation for its cultural and commercial vibrancy, ECA is a flagship school that brings together a unique breadth of creative and scholarly disciplines and methods.  

As Principal, you will provide a strategic vision for ECA that draws on all the possibilities Edinburgh has to offer, both as a university and a city, and on a commitment to the highest international standards of practice, research, research-led teaching, and the student experience.  

Outstanding leadership and advocacy credentials, a passion for the creative disciplines, and the ability to ensure excellence in organisational performance are key requirements of the role.  In return we offer you the chance to take your career to the next level, putting your leadership ideas into practice and positioning ECA at the forefront of the global creative community and of 21stcentury interdisciplinary research.  

The appointment as Principal of Edinburgh College of Art will be for five years, subject to renewal.  If suitably qualified, the successful candidate will also be appointed to a Chair at the University on an open-ended basis.  

The final stages of the appointment process will take place across two days, Monday, 8 April and Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk


Head of the School of Economics, University of Bristol

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint an outstanding academic leader as the Head of its new School of Economics, which is being created out of the re-organisation of the current School of Economics, Finance and Management.  

The School of Economics will be home to one of the UK’s top economics groups, undertaking world-class inter-disciplinary research and meeting the highest international standards of research-led teaching and the student experience.    

As Head of School, you will occupy a key academic leadership position within the University.  Reporting to the Faculty Dean, you will lead and manage the academic business of the School in relation both to strategy and to operations.  

Candidates will have outstanding leadership credentials and a track record of excellence in research and education. An open and inclusive approach towards academic and professional service colleagues is a key requirement of the role, as is the ability to develop partnerships and to promote knowledge exchange. A deep commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion is essential.

The appointment as Head of School will be for four years, subject to renewal, and will go hand in hand with an open-ended full-time professorial position.

This is an exceptional opportunity to shape the future of Economics at a pioneering, Russell Group University in a creative, culturally vibrant city that was named the best city to live in by The Sunday Times in its ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’. 

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk

The final stages of the selection process will take place across two days, 25 and 26 March 2019.


Subject Group Head and Chair, Marketing, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) seeks to appoint an outstanding academic as Subject Group Head and Chair in the newly-formed Marketing Group.  Reporting to the Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the Head will serve on the School Management Team and contribute to the development of the School’s strategy.

AACSB-accredited and with its full-time MBA ranked in the Economist top 100, ULMS is an international management school based in an enterprising and vibrant, world city of culture. 

Formed in 2002, with significant ongoing investment from the University, and led by the Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the School is well positioned to further enhance its national and international standing, giving particular emphasis over the next period to developing world-class research activity. The 180 academic staff enjoy a strongly collegial, research-supportive, and intellectually vibrant interdisciplinary environment. The pursuit of research which is internationally recognised for excellence in its originality, significance, and rigour is central to the School’s culture, as is delivery of a strong student experience. The School also has deep and long-standing connections with industry and the professions, which ensures that the research activity and external relationships within the School have a clear real-world. 

The School’s new extension in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including a trading room. In addition to the main Liverpool campus, ULMS also offers a range of City-relevant programmes at its London campus in Finsbury Square, and significant online provision. In its wider setting, the School benefits from Liverpool’s standing as a founding member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and from its location in a city which combines strong cultural activity, excellent transport links, and regional beauty with a world heritage skyline and is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain’s most affordable cities. 

The Subject Group Head will provide strong vision and leadership on research across the Group and take responsibility for the delivery of a high quality, research-connected curriculum, as well as leading on recruitment for the Group. 

The key requirements of the role are: excellent research leadership credentials and the ability to set clear academic objectives; an outstanding track-record of publications; a strong network of contacts in the international academic community; and, success in research-led curriculum development, and in delivering and overseeing the provision of high quality teaching programmes. 

The appointee will be recognised internationally as a leader in their field and will be expected to bring outstanding research and education contributions to the Group.

The role of Subject Group Head will be for five years initially and will be offered in combination with a permanent post at Professorial level. Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointee’s potential. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to give a presentation to the School on Monday, 18 February 2019and meet academic colleagues. Formal interviews will take place at the University on Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk