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Head of the Lincoln School of Film and Media

Lincoln School of Film & Media

Location:  Lincoln
Competitive salary
Closing Date:   Wednesday 22 September 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 12 October 2021
Reference:  COA204C

The post may attract professorial status for suitably qualified applicants.

In the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and friendly city sits the University of Lincoln, a forward-thinking, ambitious institution with 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. 

A Head of School with a film or media background (broadly interpreted) is required to lead and manage our School of Film and Media though its next exciting phase of development. The Head will inspire, support and work constructively with staff and students in pursuing high standards and a clear course of direction. Reporting to the PVC / Head of College of the Arts, they will also play an active role in managing the College of Arts, and helping to build the profile of the Arts at Lincoln and beyond.

The successful candidate will be an established academic with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Film and Media disciplines and industries. You will possess a national (and ideally international) profile in research, practice-as-research and/or professional practice. Capable of appreciating and fostering both practical and theoretical approaches, you will have 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.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at the University of Lincoln. 

Application procedure:

Using the 'Apply Online' button below, please submit a CV and 2-page covering letter on what appeals to you about the role, your suitability for it, and what you would aim to achieve. This may include references to experience gained in employment outside academia. 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 and/or professional practice over the next five years, including funding opportunities

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

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We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa, however, if you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Please refer to UK Visas and Immigration for further information and to consider your eligibility requirements to work in the UK prior to your application.