Academic Lead for Athena Swan

University of Leeds
February 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (2 years
Working Time:Part time
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Academic Lead for Athena Swan

Open only to internal academics, currently employed at Grade 9 or 10, within the Faculty of Social Sciences

Role Summary

Are you passionate about gender equality? Are you keen to develop your leadership skills, working across schools to deliver on the commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion as set out in our Faculty Vision and Strategy 2023-2030: Changing the world, for the good of all.

Athena Swan is a framework used internationally to support gender equality in higher education. We are looking to renew our Athena Swan award and track progress against our action plan. We are looking to appoint an Academic Lead to take this work forward and continue to promote gender equality across the Faculty.

The Academic Lead will be a senior member of the Faculty. Working with the Executive Dean, Faculty Executive Group, EDI Leads and Project Officer, the Academic Lead will provide leadership to drive forward the Athena Swan submission. This will involve helping to develop key relationships in areas such as student education, research and innovation, people and culture – and establishing and supporting working groups and monitoring progress. The Academic Lead will sit on the Faculty EDI Committee and provide updates on Athena Swan work.

This is a valuable developmental opportunity and would suit someone keen to progress into a senior leadership role within the Faculty or University. This post is open to academic staff Grades 9 – 10.

To apply

Provide a brief statement outlining your knowledge and experience aligned to the criteria above, and explaining how this role will support your professional development/career aspirations. When reflecting on the knowledge and experience you bring to the role please do include your lived experience (where relevant) as well as any professional experience you may have.

The statement should be concise (ideally no more than 2-3 pages).

Please submit your statement to [email protected]

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Paul Johnson, Executive Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences School/Institute: Leeds Social Sciences Institute Category: Academic Grade: N/A Working Time: 50% workload remission Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years in the first instance) Release Date: Friday 09 February 2024 Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2024 Reference: ESLSS1116 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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