Head of School, School of Economics

Closing Date
Sunday, 26th September 2021
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Senior Appointments
Competitive Salary

The School of Economics at the University of Nottingham offers a vibrant, forward-looking environment combining excellence and innovation in teaching with an international reputation for rigorous and topical research of the highest quality.  

As Head of the School of Economics, you will lead on the development and implementation of the School’s strategy by working collaboratively with the senior academic leadership team to develop and inspire others to achieve the highest possible standards of excellence, and to deliver on the Faculty and University objectives.  

You will be an experienced strategic leader and an inspirational role model with the tenacity, drive and motivation to progress and implement the School’s vision. Accountable to the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for all aspects of the performance and running of the School, including resource and budget management, you will be supported by the School’s leadership team and working closely with the Associate Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors to develop educational and research capacity and talent within the School.  

Emotionally intelligent with people-centred leadership skills and commitment to equality of opportunity for all, you will be a strategic thinker, with effective analytical capability to facilitate conceptual thinking, innovation and creativity. With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will engage, motivate and inspire teams to achieve high performance standards and attract leading scholars and collaborators to the School. Using your flexible approach to changing circumstances, you will be able to exercise judgement to make decisions and take appropriate risks in the best interests of the School and the University.  

Qualified with PhD in Economics you must have a sustained track-record in publishing internationally excellent, peer-reviewed journal articles, and a proven track record of teaching excellence. You will have demonstrable experience as a senior leader and you will have successfully led and managed teams to achieve high performance standards.  You will also be expected to engage in ongoing personal development and undertake original research of international excellence. 

Consistently ranked among the best in the UK and the World, the School is a hub for international, interdisciplinary, high-impact research initiatives that are making an impact beyond academia, including the Nottingham - Bank of England – Stanford Decision Maker Panel, the Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy and the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science.  The work of the School is collaborative, working across and beyond the discipline and delivering excellent teaching and supports impactful research, which is inspiring highly sought after graduates and is helping boost economic competitiveness, improving the effectiveness of public services and policy, and enhancing the quality of life. 

We believe that diverse teams deliver the highest quality teaching, research and student experience. To achieve our University wide vision of ranking highly across all metrics and benchmarks, we are seeking applications from high quality people whose backgrounds, experience and identity broaden and enhance the diversity of our existing team.  

This a permanent professorial appointment with a four-year term of office as Head of the School, with the possibility for extension. 

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The application process requires you to submit your CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining how you meet the requirements of the role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Todd Landman, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.