The Institute of Philosophy (part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London) invites applications for the post of Deputy Director of the Institute of Philosophy. This is a part time, fixed term appointment for a period of 12 months (or secondment for the same period of time) at 28 hours per week (0.8FTE.)
The Institute of Philosophy
The Institute of Philosophy (IP) was founded in 2005, building upon and developing the work of the Philosophy Programme from 1995–2005. The Institute’s mission is to promote and support philosophy of the highest quality in all its forms, both inside and outside the University, and across the UK. Its activities divide into three kinds: events, fellowships and research facilitation
The School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.
The mission of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is to support national and international humanities researchers and scholars by creating opportunities for developing new research agendas and providing unique specialist services and resources.
As the Deputy Director, you, in association with the Director of the Institute and the Directors of the Research Centres, will manage the academic programme of the Institute of Philosophy and will contribute and promote its research mission. You will engage in research in a philosophical area associated with the intellectual interest of the Institute and will work closely with the Director of the Institute to develop the academic standing and profile of the Institute (both nationally and internationally.)
You will administer academic matters including conferences and seminars and will have the opportunity to oversee the Institute Visiting Fellowships programme. You will work with the Director to provide day to day academic leadership and Chair or attend relevant Institute academic committees
To be considered for this post, you will be an academic with solid research experience and be actively involved in a philosophical research area in a field relevant to the work of the Institute. You will have academic management capability and experience of the Higher Education Sector as well as clear evidence of autonomy and resilience. We're seeking an individual with excellent people management and negotiating skills and the ability to plan strategically and develop and implement plans.
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Recruitment Pack.
For queries in relation to the Recruitment system, please contact Ms Zoe Collier, Recruitment Adviser.
To apply for this excellent opportunity, please submit your CV and Covering letter by clicking the button below. The close date of this post is midnight on Tuesday, 18 April 2017.
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