Head of Department of Academic Programmes, City Law School, City, University of London



City, University of London (City) seeks to appoint an exceptional individual as the Head of the Department of Academic Programmes.

City Law School has a rich history of delivering legal education dating back to the nineteenth century. With a strong focus on the profession, it has seen significant growth over the last decade.  Today the School’s vision is to be ‘the School of the Legal Services Industry’. The School is unique in offering a broad range of courses while remaining committed to excellence in research and professional scholarship. City Law School has a clear and important role to play in City’s 2030 Strategy in being the University of business, practice and the professions under the current President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein.

The Head of Academic Programmes will be the academic and strategic lead for a significant Department, consisting of 63 academic staff and researchers who are focused on the provision of teaching to circa 2,000 students and research across a range of legal interests. The Academic Programmes Department runs the highly-successful LLB programme, which has expanded further over the last 2 years, as well as a GDL and Graduate Entry LLB.

The new Head will be joining at the same time as the new Head of Professional Programmes; they will work closely together to foster strong and collaborative leadership across the School.

Candidates should have a demonstrable track record of developing and delivering an innovative and inclusive education and experience for students. They will be an effective people leader, capable of leading and embedding cultural change. The School is looking for dynamic and visionary leaders to inspire the Departments’ outstanding academic and professional services staff. The department has a rich research culture so the ideal appointee will have a track record in high-quality research, pedagogical or knowledge transfer activity and leadership. They will be collegiate and committed to working as part of an agile and inclusive School Executive Team.

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City, University of London has engaged Minerva to assist with the recruitment of the two Head of Department positions in City Law School.

For information on the Head of Department of Professional Programmes please click here  

The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter addressed to cityhod@minervasearch.com by 2 September 2024

The interview dates will be confirmed.

To arrange an informal conversation, please email cityhod@minervasearch.com


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