Head of Department - Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

University of Southampton
April 08, 2024
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Head of Department - Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology Sociology Social Policy & Criminology

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7) Closing Date: Monday 08 April 2024 Reference: 2658724CC

Founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institution, the University of Southampton was granted a royal charter by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 in one of her first official acts as monarch. Today, the University has five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and another in Malaysia. Home to over 21,000 students from more than 130 countries, the University combines academic excellence with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to research, supporting a culture that engages and challenges students and staff in their pursuit of learning.

The Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology fosters pioneering research and exceptional educational experiences that lead to meaningful contributions to society. The Department takes an interdisciplinary approach to research, with experts in sociology, social policy, and criminology working together to approach intricate societal challenges from various angles.

We are now seeking a new Head of Department to provide strong academic leadership and develop its strategy in line with University goals and aspirations. Working in conjunction with the Head of School and Associate Deans, the Head of Department will be accountable for excellence in quality and productivity of research, education, and enterprise.

The ideal candidate will have an established national and international reputation in a subject area relevant to the Department, and a proven track record of academic leadership. They must be able to shape a positive culture of management and to work cooperatively, influentially and effectively with the other Schools in the Faculty and across the University.

For more information about the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology and the University of Southampton, please see the candidate pack.

Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a brief Covering Letter addressing the criteria in the person specification.

To book a confidential conversation or for more information, please contact Vasile Boico at [email protected], Victoria Sanders-Clarke at [email protected], or call +44 (0) 20 3653 0480.

To apply for this role, please visit Society - Head-of-department-of- sociology-social-policy-and-criminology

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midday (GMT) on Monday, 8 April 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an Engagement Day on Tuesday, 30 April, followed by interviews on Wednesday, 1 May 2024.

Further details:
  • Job Description and Person Specification
  • Role Descriptor - Head of Department - SSPC
  • Head of SSPC - Candidate Pack
  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who supports our mission of inclusivity.


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