Director, The Warburg Institute

Job Reference : 00798
Closing Date : 30/05/2017
Salary : Starting from £87,000 per annum
Employment Type : 5 year appointment
Department : School of Advanced Study
Division : The Warburg Institute (WI)
Hours Per week : 35 hours per week

The Warburg Institute possesses the most important library in the world dedicated to the afterlife of the classical tradition. It has a worldwide reputation for research and teaching in art history, medieval and renaissance studies, the classical tradition, and Arabic, medieval and renaissance philosophy.   

The Institute is located within the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. The School of Advanced Study 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, the British Academy, learned societies and government agencies. 

A new Director for the Warburg Institute is sought to provide intellectual leadership, contribute to the vision of the Institute and sustain and develop the academic programme. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a track record of successful academic, intellectual, and managerial leadership and of securing external research funding.  The successful candidate will be an effective advocate on behalf of the Warburg and will bring fundraising experience. They will be a scholar of international standing in an area of study relevant to the Institute.  A secondment will be considered. 

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to the University of London on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference code KZDE.  Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 30 May 2017.