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Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

With major University investment and expansion of staff and students during the last four years, the Faculty is stronger than ever and at an exciting phase in its development.

The role of Dean is one of strategic and inspirational leadership, with an emphasis on achieving world-class standards in education at the same time as taking the Faculty's research activities to new heights.

The Dean will be a key figure within the University of Bristol, serving on the University Management Team, promoting the achievement of the University's vision and overall objectives, and advancing the collective formulation and delivery of the University's academic strategy, in the context of ambitious University-wide initiatives that include the development of the £300 million Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

Candidates will have outstanding leadership credentials and a track record of excellence in research and education.  The ability to engage, lead, and influence across the diversity of disciplines within the Faculty is a key requirement of the role, as is the aptitude to develop partnerships, internally and with arts and cultural bodies regionally, nationally, and internationally.  A deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is essential.

The appointment as Dean is for a period of five years initially, with the possibility of extension after this period.  After the term of office as Dean, the post holder will remain in post as a professor.

This is an outstanding opportunity to shape the future of arts and humanities at a pioneering, Russell Group University in a creative, culturally vibrant city named the best city to live in by The Sunday Times 'Best Places to Live Guide 2017'.

The interview process will take place over two days on 20 and 21 March 2018.

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 University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.


Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Dean of the Faculty of Science.  The Faculty has an international reputation for excellence and is ranked in the top three in the UK for research.

This is a role of strategic and transformational leadership, with an emphasis on achieving world-class standards in education at the same time as taking the Faculty's research activities to new heights, in the context of ambitious University-wide initiatives including the development of the £300million Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

The Dean will be a key figure within the University of Bristol, serving on the University Management Team, promoting the achievement of the University's vision and overall objectives, and advancing the collective formulation and delivery of the University's academic strategy.

Candidates will have outstanding leadership credentials and a track record of excellence in research and education, as well as in developing internal and external partnerships.  The ability to engage, lead and influence across a wide range of disciplines is a key requirement of the role, as is a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Depending on the nature of the Dean's research, support in the form of one or more staff and the provision of equipment and facilities will be made available to the Dean to allow them to continue with their research during their term of office.

The appointment as Dean is for a period of five years initially, renewable for a period thereafter.  After the term of office as Dean, the appointee will remain in post as a professor.

The Facuty of Science is one of six Faculties that form the academic organisation of the University of Bristol. The Faculty is a diverse and vibrant community of around 3,600 undergraduate and 800 postgraduate students, 280 permanent academic staff, 350 research staff, and over 200 professional services staff.  Its educational strategy is focused on providing a high quality and academically challenging educational experience to all of its students, with staff enabling students to achieve their full potential.  The Faculty is proud of the outstanding quality of its research.  The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked the University of Bristol in the top five institutions in the UK for research.

With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region's leading centre for business, culture, and education.  Bristol was named as the best city to live in by The Sunday Times in its Best Places to Live Guide 2017.

The interview process will take place over two days on 21 and 22 February, 2018.

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

The University of Bristol is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.


Chair in Operations Management, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) seeks to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Chair in Operations Management.

The School sits in the top 5% of business schools globally and is well positioned to enhance its national and international standing as it moves into its next phase, giving particular emphasis to developing the volume and reach of its world-class research activity. AACSB accredited and with its full-time MBA ranked in the Economist top 100, ULMS has 170 academic staff who enjoy a strongly collegial, research-supportive, and intellectually vibrant interdisciplinary environment.  Well-connected with industry and the professions, the School's research activity and external relationships have clear real-world impact.  The School's new extension in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool has state-of-the-art facilities, including a trading room and a marketing suite.

Student numbers, calibre and satisfaction are high with a strong PhD cohort.  In addition to the main Liverpool campus, ULMS offers a range of City-relevant programmes at its London campus in Finsbury Square, including a CFA recognised Masters in Finance and Investment Management, and significant online provision, as well as programme and research collaborations with its international partner, the International Business School, Suzhou (the Business School at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, near Shanghai).

In its wider University setting, the School benefits not just from connections with key research institutes (the Institute of Risk and Uncertainty, and the Heseltine Institute of Public Policy, and the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems) and the on-going advancement of the University under the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, but from its location in a city that combines strong cultural activity, excellent transport links, and regional beauty with a world heritage skyline.  Liverpool is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain's most affordable cities.

Operations Management at the School currently makes up about half of the Marketing and Operations Subject Group, which comprises 40 academics and 30 PhD students and delivers highly successful specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as modules across programmes in the School. 

Research in Operations Management at the School has a broad scope and includes operations and supply chain design, organisational agility, maritime logistics, technology management, product innovation management, strategic procurement, project management, and service operations management and design in the private, public, and third sectors. As well as publishing in the top journals in the Operations Management field, our academics work closely with business and the public and third sectors impactful action research and knowledge exchange, typically funded by national and international funding agencies as well as directly by our partners.  

The Chair will work with the existing Operations Management Professors in the group, to strengthen academic leadership through making an outstanding scholarly contribution to research in operations management and through mentoring and developing academic colleagues.  The appointee will teach on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes, undertaking curriculum development, and help shape the develpment of research and teaching within the Group and across the School.

Publishing in world-class journals, the Chair will be recognised internationally as a leader in the field of Operations Management.  Applications are welcome from thos with research interests across the broad spectrum of Operations Management, including from those with strengths in technology and innovation management and in data analytics.

The ability to provide outstanding research and education leadership and to develop colleagues, alongside a strong network of contacts in the international academic community, are key requirements of the role.

Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointee's accomplishment and potential.

Fomal interviews will take place at the University on Thursday, 15 February 2018, with short-listed candidates being invited to give a presentation to the School and to meet academic colleagues the day before.

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