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Director of the Doctoral Academy

Vice-Chancellor's Office
Salary:   £51,630 to £58,089 pro rata
Closing Date:   Tuesday 29 January 2019
Reference:  A2550

Please note: this job is only available to current employees of Lancaster University

This post is offered on a 0.5FTE, 2 years fixed term basis.

The purpose of this role is to lead implementation of the recommendations from the University’s PGR review and to lead development of the proof of concept for the Doctoral Academy. You will begin to operate the Doctoral Academy in its mission to provide oversight of PGR training and development and improve delivery for PGR students. By the end of the 2-year appointment, you  would be expected to have made further recommendations for the longer-term vision, mission and operation of the Doctoral Academy.

You will report to the PVC Education and will work closely with Faculty Postgraduate Associate Deans, the PVC Research and Enterprise, the Director of Students, Education and Academic Services and other colleagues in Faculties and in Professional Services, as appropriate, across the University. You will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • To lead on implementation of the recommendations from the University’s PGR review through the development of an institutional action plan.

  • To lead on development of the proof of concept for the Doctoral Academy.

  • Through the development of the proof of concept, develop co-ordinated oversight of the University’s PGR training and development provision.

  • To work with academic and professional services staff, both centrally and in Faculties, and the Students’ Union to identify synergies in PGR delivery in order to improve the PGR experience and outcomes at Lancaster.

  • To Chair the PGR Advisory Group, an advisory group to the PVC (Education) and PVC (Research and Enterprise), for the development and enhancement of the University’s PGR activities.

Candidates should submit a full CV and a letter of application to hr@lancaster.ac.uk 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Sharon Huttly, Pro-Vice Chancellor, s.huttly@lancaster.ac.uk 

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