Head of School of Psychology

Ref: 7044

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Role coordinated by:

Lucy Roper

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7358

e: lucy.roper@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 20/05/2024

Since 1845, Queen’s University Belfast’s staff, students and alumni have made a difference to societies locally, nationally, and internationally.  Today, we are one of the UK and Ireland’s leading universities and continue to shape and serve the world around us through our research and teaching.  Over 99% of Queen’s research environment was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent, with Queen’s ranked 198 in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The School of Psychology was established in 1958 and is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. We currently have over 600 undergraduate students and over 300 postgraduate students. We offer an undergraduate degree accredited by the British Psychology Society and a breadth of postgraduate qualifications, including professional doctorates. We are seeking to appoint a Head of School to lead and drive forward progressive change and growth plans.

As a member of the Faculty Executive Board, the Head of School reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engineering and Physical Sciences). They will contribute to the development and implementation of Faculty plans and provide the linkage between the school and the Faculty structures. The post holder will also continue to pursue their own research and/or education agenda, and lead by example through their participation across a range of citizenship activities, with a key focus on the development of both early career academics and promoting the school’s profile both internally and externally.

Application Procedure 

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Lucy Roper at lucy.roper@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 3928 7361. 

The closing date for applications is 09:00 BST on Monday 20th May 2024.  

Queen’s University Belfast is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality. We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to EDI, please visit our website: Diversity and Inclusion, Queen’s Gender Initiative and Staff Networks.  


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