Professor and Head of the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Dept Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology
The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures wishes to appoint a Head of Department and Chair in Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology. The role of Head of Department will be for 5 years initially and will be offered in combination with a permanent post at Professorial level. You will be a leading researcher with an outstanding track-record of internationally excellent publications and ambitious research plans for the future. Experience of winning major research council funding and/or a proven record of securing other sources of research income will be required. You will have extensive experience in leadership within organisations. We would also expect you to demonstrate a track-record of innovation in (research-led) teaching. You may be specialised in any area of in Archaeology, Classics or Egyptology but applications are particularly welcome from those whose teaching and research complement and/or expand existing departmental expertise.
As Head of Department you will be reporting to the Dean. You will provide leadership in contributing to the ongoing development and oversight of the School's strategic plan and the annual operation of the School. You will work closely with the Dean and the School Management Team. You will be responsible for developing and implementing plans at departmental level and will have significant responsibility for staff line management, including workload management and all aspects of staff development. You will lead on all key strategic areas in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (ACE), and this will include refining and implementing our plans for maintaining and potentially expanding student numbers. You will also have a key role in refining and implementing the Research Strategy for ACE, ensuring an outward-looking research agenda with embedded opportunities for impact activity.
As Chair in Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, you will assume a professorial role in the School and will be expected to establish a significant research presence as well as an appropriate teaching contribution at undergraduate and Masters level alongside the headship responsibilities. In your statement we specifically invite you to set out your vision for developing the Department over the next five years, as well as your personal research agenda/plan for the next five years and to explain how you see your research activity contributing to the School's priority of maintaining and further developing our international research excellence.