Full time, Permanent. The role is appointable at Reader or professor level to the right candidate and matches the relevant criteria. We are seeking a dynamic academic leader in Occupational Therapy to embrace the strategic responsibilities of leading the University’s Division of Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies. The role offers development of leadership, management and research opportunities for the individual and growth of an experienced team of Academic and Professional staff.
The Deputy Head of Division of Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies manages and leads the team of academic and professional staff and drives forward the person-centred culture for which the Divisions’ have a global reputation. The Divisions operationalise this culture through a Shared Governance model of working, and the Deputy Head of Division in Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies will work with the Head of Division to continue this distributive/collective leadership model of working and maintaining responsibility for specific functions as required by the university. The Division of Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies is a ‘Practice Academy’ and all academic staff are expected to have strong practice partnerships that are developed and maintained as a member of the team. Additionally the role holder will enhance the growth of research within the Division.
You will be an accomplished academic with a successful track record in occupational therapy with demonstrable experience in collaborative management, distributive leadership and in teaching/learning and research leadership. You will be an effective facilitator and motivator of others, underpinned by a philosophy of respect for individual personhood. You will have a proven track record in research development and grant generation.
You are a respected and trusted leader who will use your experience and understanding of higher education to provide academic leadership and to represent the University on relevant sectoral bodies.
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