Academic Job: Professor and Head of School of Modern Languages (U of Bristol)

Deadline for application: November 26, 2017

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Professor and Head of the School of Modern Languages who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.

This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy. We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within your chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines. The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The School of Modern Languages is one of the most popular for undergraduate students in the UK, teaching around 8% of all undergraduate linguists. It provides innovative and creative teaching on more than 60 taught programs of study, including a very popular three-language pathway.

With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education. Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their “Best Places to Live in Britain” 2014, which noted that the city boasts “one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, varied and beautiful housing stock, decent schools, buzzy culture and night life and access to some fantastic countryside”.

For additional information on the role including full candidate brief please see the online listing.

To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a cover letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.

Applications should be received by 11:59pm on Sunday 26th November 2017.

The interview process is anticipated to be held over two days on 22nd and 23rd February 2018. Candidates are asked to hold these dates in their diaries accordingly.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Michael Basker, Dean of Faculty, at or Professor Susan Harrrow, current Head of School, at

Applications must be made through the University’s HR portal.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. It welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Professor and Head of the School of Modern Languages

Job number: ACAD102958

Division/School: School of Modern Languages

Contract type: Open ended contract staff

Working pattern: Full time

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

Closing date for applications: 26-Nov-2017