Director, School of Psychology

Opening Date:
15 Aug 2023
Closing Date:
4 Sep 2023
Salary Range:

Liverpool John Moores University is seeking an inspirational, innovative, and enterprising academic to lead on the delivery of excellence in teaching, research and enterprise in the School of Psychology. A positive and creative student experience is critical to the mission of the school.

The School Director is a senior management role within the University and a key position in the Faculty structure. Reporting to the PVC for Health, the post provides a significant opportunity to lead a creative, dynamic and successful school influencing the strategic direction of both the School and Faculty and the local/regional health, skills and research agendas.

We are strongly committed to research and have a high-quality research infrastructure supporting world-leading research. In the 2021 REF exercise, the submission improved in standing by 31 places to be ranked in 37th place. LJMU Psychology was the fourth largest from a Post 92 institution in REF2021 and achieved a rank of 8th of 45 Post 92 institutions on Research Power.

We are student focussed and have excellent partnerships locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. This post will provide leadership, working with colleagues, to deliver an excellent, and truly transformative, experience for all students. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership for an exciting portfolio which is research informed, aligned with professional requirements, internationally facing and inspirational.

You will have a proven track record in excellent academic leadership delivering a climate which enables individuals and teams to thrive and excel. Committed to inclusion and social justice you will work with a wide range of internal and external partners. You will be adept in managing complex academic areas and have an evidenced ability to think strategically whilst also delivering operational improvements. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and ambitious Faculty leadership team.

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, induction, and development support as well as family-friendly policies.

This is an exciting time to join LJMU as we celebrate our bicentenary year and launch our new strategic plan.

If you feel that this is the role you have been looking for and your skills and experience can make a real difference at LJMU, we look forward to hearing from you.

Minerva is supporting Liverpool John Moores University with the recruitment to this post. Further information is available here

We would encourage applications from all individuals who meet the advert criteria, but would particularly encourage applications from women; Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ groups; and disabled people. The University is proud of its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and endeavours to cultivate a staff base that is representative of society and our student population. Please let us know in your application if you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process.