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Head of the School of Media

Birmingham School of Media

Location:  Parkside
Salary:  Attractive Remuneration Package
Permanent Please be aware this job closes at midnight on 23rd March 2017
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 March 2017
Interview Date:  Friday 31 March 2017
Reference:  022017-45

Shape talent and future opportunities in a dynamic, creative environment

 Superb courses. State-of-the-art facilities. A key European city location: three of many reasons why Birmingham City University is an increasingly popular place to study. Our School of Media is leading centre of education, research and practice. With around 900 students, its resources are broadcast industry standard. We’re now looking for a visionary Head of School to lead gifted staff and students.

 You’ll join 47 permanent colleagues at the heart of an innovative, diverse School. Here, you’ll provide strategic leadership, manage resources and get the best from a dedicated team. You’ll also work to create an outstanding student experience. The employability of graduates is a priority, so you’ll strive to equip students for exceptional opportunities. The key is to develop provision, embedding employer engagement and enterprise in each and every area.

 To excel, you need the imagination, determination, presence and communicative skills to lead a diverse School in a vibrant university. Your background may be in industry or in academia. What matters is your ability to inspire staff and students to deliver an exciting future for Media. That calls for a capable leader who is naturally collaborative. With strategic focus, drive for results and a proven track record in management, you’ll build strong networks and achieve performance targets. We’re also looking for a relevant degree and postgraduate qualifications. If you don’t have professorial status already, you should be eligible for this on appointment.

About the School of Media

Our School of Media covers journalism, radio, television, popular music, jazz, music heritage, and new generation digital content and platforms. It also offers cutting-edge courses in games and film via our New Technology Institute. The School’s Media Centre features industry-standard TV, radio and post-production facilities. We open our studios to external hire and involve students in the production of professional work. We also conduct world-leading research, regularly win prizes and research awards, and maintain strong partnerships with organizations at the forefront of their industries: the BBC, Sky, Sony, Red Bee and many others.

The Dean of Faculty, Professor David Roberts (, welcomes informal and confidential discussion with prospective candidates.  

As part of your application, please ensure you upload a CV and covering letter

Professorial Conferment

If you wish to apply for a professorship please make your case below in two of the following four categories: Research and/or Creative Practice; Learning and Teaching; Reputation; Leadership’.

Further details of the criteria for the conferment of a professorship and the procedures for conferment can be found in the further details section.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.   We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.
Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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