University College - London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Director of School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is a world-leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Russia. The Director will provide academic leadership and manage the staff and resources of the School in a manner consistent with UCL policy and regulatory requirements. S/he will be expected to give also leadership in research and teaching to the wider UCL community, and – as head of one of UCL’s largest and most prestigious departments focusing on the study of a particular region – to actively contribute to UCL’s international strategic thinking and activities. An important element of the Director’s role will be to promote SSEES to national and international audiences and to cement partnerships locally and internationally.
SSEES academic staff teach and conduct research with specialisations that cover most of the disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences. The Director will be required to contribute the teaching and, through his/her personal research, complement existing research strengths with top ranking publications and through knowledge exchange.
This appointment is available from 1 August 2014.
The successful applicant will have experience of running research programmes, academic management at a high level, and delivering strategic plans. S/he will be a charismatic leader, with the ability to articulate a clear vision for the future study of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, and Russia.
For a Professorial appointment applicants must in addition have a recognised international record of achievement in research as demonstrated through a series of publications that are world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
The academic appointment is open-ended. The role of Director is undertaken for five years with the possibility of a further extension by agreement with the Provost. UCL offers competitive academic salaries and this appointment will be made at the senior academic level, on either Grade 9 or Grade 10, as appropriate for the successful candidate. In addition to the regular salary, the role of Director carries an annual honorarium.
Potential applicants may wish to note that in addition to removal expenses a relocation supplement of £9,000 may be payable when it is necessary to relocate to take up an appointment at UCL.
To view further details of this post and to apply please click on the 'Current employment opportunities at UCL' hyperlinked text at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/index.php and search for this post using the reference number 1401522.
To apply for the vacancy, please press the 'apply now' button at the bottom of the advert containing the further details for the post via the website above. Candidates are asked to also upload: a letter explaining their vision for SSEES; a full curriculum vitae, to include their list of publications and grant awards; a short statement of research interests and plans; and a maximum of three research outputs (journal articles and/or book chapters) for the selection panel to see. The system will allow a maximum of two attachments, so please upload all your documents in one or two pdf files as necessary.
If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Jo Wolff, Dean of UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities (firstname.lastname@example.org). Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Rachel Port (r.port.@ucl.ac.uk).
|Primary Category:||Eastern Europe History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Russian or Soviet History / Studies