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Head of School of English, Media & Creative Arts / Established Professor, Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the position of Head of School with an underlying Professorship (full-time, permanent) within the School of English, Media and Creative Arts at the University of Galway. The position of Head of School will run for four years, starting no later than September 1, 2024, and with the option of renewal for a second term.

The successful applicant will have a sustained track record of excellent leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment and an established research profile of international standing. They will have a clear vision for building on the School's multiple strengths in both teaching and research. Expertise in the creative industries, creative technologies, or digital/computational humanities would be an advantage. The School of English, Media and the Creative Arts consists of a thriving, varied and innovative research community. Given the variety of disciplines in the school – English; Drama, Theatre & Performance; Music; Huston School of Film & Digital Media; Journalism & Media – there is considerable variety in the forms and approaches to academic research in the school, including an important place for practice- based research in all disciplines. English currently supports two ERC Consolidator Grants; Drama, Theatre, and Performance currently supports an IRC Laureate Grant. The successful candidate should be a good fit with areas in the School – which include literature, performance and creative practice, creative technologies and digital humanities – or areas for which they see significant potential.

The successful applicant will be expected to lead on developing and implementing the School's five-year strategy, play a full role in shaping the intellectual community of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, and make a strong contribution to the University environment more broadly. They will oversee a period of growth and investment in the School that is part of a wider programme of strength in sustainability being rolled out across the College.

Additional information on the School is available at https: // www. and-celtic-studies/english-creative-arts/ Information on the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Strategic Plan is available at: https: // www. and-celtic-studies/strategy2125/

Information on the University's Strategic Plan is available at: https: // www.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Rebecca Braun, Executive Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies: [email protected]

Salary: €134,287 to €169,770 p.a (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) This appointment will be made on the Established Professor scale in line with current Government pay policy and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the University's Remuneration policy. QA321-Updated- PP-Remuneration.pdf ( (For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 16th May 2024. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. Further details are available at www.

For more information and Application Form please see website: https: // www. Applications should be submitted online. Please see further information on how to apply here: E-Recruit - University of Galway and Guidelines for On-line Applications (

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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