Head of Division – Division of Sport, Exercise and Health

Opening Date:
19 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
27 May 2024
Salary Range:

School of Health & Life Sciences
Lanarkshire Campus

THE POST – Head of Division – Division of Sport, Exercise and Health

The University of West of Scotland has an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated team in the School of Health and Life Sciences, who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

As Head of Division, you will be key to the successful delivery of the school’s contribution to the ambitions and priorities identified in the university strategy.

In this crucial senior management role, you will provide strong, dynamic and inspirational leadership and management within the division. With responsibility for academic activity and quality in teaching, research, subject development, knowledge exchange and internationalisation at divisional level, you will contribute to achieving the school’s plan, through the delivery of an innovative portfolio of industry-led/research-informed programmes, offering an outstanding student experience, excellent teaching, and delivery of impactful, high-quality, leading-edge research, knowledge exchange, consultancy, CPD, and other innovation activities.

You will oversee the allocation and management of workload and resource planning, developing and reviewing the performance of academic staff. You will uphold the values of Athena SWAN and undertake responsibilities and duties as agreed with the Deputy Dean of the School.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • PhD or equivalent professional qualification
  • Degree in discipline relevant to the division/school
  • Significant experience of contemporary learning, teaching and assessment within Higher Education, with a commitment to delivering high quality teaching to support an outstanding student experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of quality assurance and quality enhancement systems, with an inclusive curriculum development approach that demonstrates equality as well as sharing of good practice
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in successfully managing people and process either in a line or staff management capacity
  • Heightened skills in effective planning, organising and problem solving with excellent liaison, networking, influencing and communication skills.
  • Appropriate evidence of external engagement which is clearly in line with the School’s priority areas for the future (e.g. external engagement in terms of research, or knowledge exchange, or engagement with professional bodies or other external organisations)

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