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Pro-Director, Research

Organisation
London School of Economics
Reference
VAC-13261
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education
Location
London
Salary
no less than £144,427 per annum
Expiry Date
31/07/2018
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked second globally for social sciences by the 2016/2017

Job Description

 QS World Rankings and achieving the highest proportion of 4* research of all UK Universities. With 18 Nobel Prize winners and 37 past or present heads of state among its diverse community of alumni, LSE is a truly influential and international university at the forefront of global policy debate. An LSE education provides students with a research-led, disciplinary and interdisciplinary experience, encouraging learners to engage critically with their subjects and real-world challenges, thus equipping them professionally and personally for the work into which they will graduate.

 

We are now seeking an experienced leader to join the team as the new Pro-Director (Research) who is a member of the School Management Committee, LSE’s executive senior management board. The Pro-Director (equivalent to a Pro-Vice Chancellor) will provide academic leadership to ensure the achievement of the School’s strategic goals in research, knowledge exchange and impact. They will be focussed on making sure the LSE effectively supports all research and optimises opportunity for LSE faculty and PhD students to attract external funding.

 

This is an exciting and significant time to be joining the School, with the approaching Research Excellence Framework submission as well as the implementation of the Knowledge Excellence Framework, for which this post-holder will be responsible for having a strategic and operational input. 

 

Candidates must be a strong and active researcher with a track record in providing leadership in advancing research and the ability to command respect in the School community on issues relating to research. They must be an established Professor in an academic institution and have an outstanding international reputation in their academic field. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential to the role, as well as the ability to offer creative solutions to the various challenges faced by the School.

 

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

 

The role is for a five-year term, with the potential for renewal. Depending on the successful candidate’s academic profile, it is possible that they may become a member of the faculty in one of LSE’s Departments on completion of this role.

 

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities. In cases where this becomes necessary, the post could attract a significant market supplement which reflects current market conditions.

 

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

 

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a brief covering letter addressing the criteria in the person specification and indicating why the post is of interest. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email the current Pro-Director, Research, Professor Julia Black: (j.black@lse.ac.uk) or the Director of Human Resources, Indi Seehra: (I.Seehra@lse.ac.uk).

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 July 2018 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.