Faculty Dean - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Closing Date: Wednesday 14 September 2022
Lancaster University is an established thriving UK university with a world-
class reputation for excellence in research, teaching and engagement.
Lancaster is consistently ranked in the top universities in all three major UK
league tables, and continues to build a growing reputation both nationally and
Our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic and creative community of
enquiry, learning and engagement. Home to nine academic departments, over 20
research centres and a number of institutes alongside University assets
including The Ruskin, the faculty holds true to our original mission to be a
pioneer in challenging established thinking and championing new ideas through
high-quality research. This research, excellence in teaching and learning, and
high-profile engagement drives our international reputation. For example, our
transformational partnership with Eden Project International and our local FE
College has generated the unique place-based Morecambe Bay Curriculum. This
forms a significant component of the local sustainability plans for green
education in an area of the county with persistent indicators of deprivation.
Many of our disciplines are in the top 10 in major UK league tables,
(including linguistics ranked as number 1) and top 100 in world rankings,
with the latest REF outcomes confirming the faculty as a world-leader.
The role of Dean offers an exciting opportunity to lead one of the
University's most prestigious faculties with a long pedigree of global
excellence and an ambition to climb higher still in reputation and
achievement. As a member of the University Executive Board, you will have a
leadership responsibility beyond the faculty in helping set the wider strategy
and having collective accountability for its delivery across the University as
The successful candidate will have an excellent track record of scholarly
achievement relevant to a faculty discipline and show evidence of research and
teaching excellence coupled with impact of external engagement. The post
requires a transformative and sophisticated leader, someone who can continue
to develop a collaborative and collegiate culture, harnessing and developing
our world-class academic strengths whilst creating a unified vision for the
future of arts and social sciences at Lancaster.
To download the information pack please visit
www. andersonquigley.com/candidates using reference AQ1531.
Lancaster University promotes equality of opportunity and diversity within
the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all
advertised roles are UK based.
The University provides an environment that strongly supports the
individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of
wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks
available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the
‘Working at Lancaster' information page.
We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an
individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment
practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.
We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless
of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or
sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of