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Head of the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol

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

The School will be home to one of the UK’s top Accounting and Finance groups, undertaking world-class research across a range of topics including banking, corporate finance, financial markets, management accounting, financial reporting and accountability, 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 research-led 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 Accounting and Finance at a pioneering, Russell Group University in a city that is one of the UK's major centres for financial services and 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 Joan Jones 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, Wednesday, 5 June and Thursday, 6 June2019.


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.