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Head of the Lincoln School of Film and Media

Lincoln School of Film & Media

Location:  Lincoln
Competitive salary
Closing Date:   Monday 04 January 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 09 February 2021
Reference:  COA204A

The post may attract professorial status for suitably qualified applicants.

Set in the heart of a beautiful, safe and friendly city, the University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution with high aspirations and a supportive, caring ethos. Named as Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021, our core mission is to combine outstanding, high-impact research and professional practice with a superb student experience and the highest quality civic engagement. 

We are looking for an inspirational Head to lead and manage our School of Film and Media though its next exciting phase of development. You will motivate, support and work constructively with staff and students in setting a clear course of direction that will realise the potential of the School and develop its reputation. Reporting to the PVC / Head of College of Arts, you will also play an active role in managing the College, and have the opportunity to be involved in University-wide initiatives.

You will be a successful, established academic whose leadership skills and strategic vision will be complemented by a strong track record in delivering projects. Specialising in one of the disciplinary areas covered by the School, you will possess in-depth knowledge and experience of these disciplines, and be capable of appreciating and fostering both practical and theoretical approaches. You will have a strong profile in research or practice-as-research, good industry contacts, and evidence of external income generation. With past experience of major school or departmental leadership roles, you will be an excellent communicator who is committed to building an inclusive academic community. 

Taking on a permanent role in the School, you will serve as Head of School for 5 years, with the possibility of extension subject to mutual agreement. 

Application procedure:

Please submit a CV and 2-page covering letter on what appeals to you about the role, and your suitability for it, using the 'Apply Online' button below. This may include references to experience gained in employment. Please ensure you detail your education, work experience, and any career breaks such as time out to care for dependants on your application form. 

If you are seeking a Chair as part of this appointment, please make this clear in your covering letter, and state clearly your plans to develop your own research over the next five years, including where you would seek funding.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Professor Abigail Woods: awoods@lincoln.ac.uk 

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We are an equal opportunities employer, celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of background or experience.