Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities


8th March 2024

Closing Date

7th April 2024





The University of Leicester is one of the top 200 universities in the world and top 25 in the UK according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023. Working hard together, our ambitious staff and students work in cooperation to deliver research, teaching and learning of the highest quality.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is comprised of seven schools and there are twelve research centres/institutes within the College, some of which sit wholly within one School, while others are independent or inter-departmental.

The College is ambitious, innovative, future-facing, and interdisciplinary; guided by a desire to nurture a stimulating, creative, and collegial working and learning environment. The College embraces diversity and works to achieve excellence in research and teaching that shapes policy and changes minds through the interpretation of the past and the present.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College will lead on the development and implementation of College level strategies and operational management in line with the University’s strategy, aims and objectives. The successful candidate will be responsible for excellence in research, teaching, student experience, and enterprise, deepening inter-school collaboration, through effective leadership, annual planning and resource management.

As a member of the Executive Board, the successful candidate will help to shape the University’s future strategic direction and drive its implementation. This is a significant and challenging role for a candidate of the highest calibre who will inspire others to achieve their best, with the vision and drive to ensure that there is a lasting legacy of excellence and innovation in all that the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities seeks to achieve.

This is a high profile and pivotal appointment providing an exciting opportunity for a highly credible academic with outstanding leadership skills to make a real impact to our ambitious institution, making a major contribution in delivering the University’s enduring success.

You will be an accomplished communicator who can lead, inspire and motivate colleagues across the College, and crucially you must be capable of leading change and delivering against the strategic priorities of the University. You will be committed to enhancing the student experience and improving the working environment for staff, ensuring academic excellence, in all its forms, across the diverse disciplines.


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How to apply

Applications should be made via email to or and must include on separate documents:

  • A curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, full employment history, and achievements.
  • A 2-page cover letter describing briefly how you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Summary Form, your achievements, why the appointment is of interest, and what you’d like to achieve in the role.
  • Details of three referees and notice period (referees will not be contacted without your permission).
  • A completed Personal details form (available from the link above).

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