Job: Assistant Head, School of Media and Communication (Ref. 50052068)

4 February 2020

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week

Location: Harrow, London
Salary: £69,365 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th January 2020
Closes: 19th February 2020
Job Ref: 50052068

We are looking for an Assistant Head for the School of Media and Communication, to help deliver our new strategy.

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Westminster is looking for a strategic academic leader to join our successful School. This vacancy has been created by an internal promotion. It offers you the opportunity to maintain your research profile while developing your academic management experience.

The successful applicant will play a key role in the School’s leadership team, working closely with the Head of School to shape and implement School strategy, ensure our portfolio is innovative and stimulating, support and manage course teams, and help to maintain our high quality standards. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to manage teams and ensure an outstanding student experience. You will also have the opportunity to maintain your own teaching and research, including course leadership. This is an ideal post for an experienced academic who wants to develop their strategic role to the next level.

We deliver teaching that is research-informed, practice-led and based on action learning. Several of our courses were the first of their kind and we continue to innovate, developing new programmes that reflect the changing media and communication workplace. We teach a diverse, multicultural student population. We currently offer eight undergraduate and 13 postgraduate courses: you would be responsible for MAs including Media and Development, Diversity and the Media; Social Media Culture and Society; Media Management; PR; Media, Campaigning and Social Change and Global Media Business, as well as part of our undergraduate media portfolio.

The School incorporates the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) which performed exceptionally well in the REF 2014, and we have more than 100 academic colleagues, researchers and technicians in our team. As part of the College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries, we work closely with colleagues from arts, architecture and computing, which brings a vibrant cross-disciplinary element to our teaching and research.

The University of Westminster is committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunities in our dealings with job applicants, students, staff and the public. We are fully committed to creating a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment based on mutual respect and trust.  We value diversity and welcome applications from all members of the community regardless of gender, sexuality, disability or ethnic background.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact: Michaela O’Brien, Head of School, on

For further information and to apply for this post, please click apply and you will be redirected to our website.

Closing date: midnight on 19 February 2020

Interviews shortly after the closing date, date to be confirmed

Administrative contact (for queries only):

Please note:  We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

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