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Lonsdale College Principal

Vice-Chancellor's Office
Salary: 20% buyout at spinal point 45.
Closing Date:   Sunday 08 December 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 13 December 2019
Reference:  A2900

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

Would you be interested in a part-time role as a College Principal for Lonsdale College? 

The Colleges are regarded as one of Lancaster’s distinctive features and, as Principal, you would provide strategic leadership for a fundamental aspect of the student experience.  You would play a role in leading the College team and shaping the life of your College for both staff and students. The role is both challenging and rewarding and you would be ably supported by the existing team of officers. You would need:

  • An interest in providing strategic leadership of a fundamental aspect of the student experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • The ability to line manage and matrix manage a College team 
  • The ability to represent your College’s views, and conversely to explain University policy to College members
  • A willingness to participate in University policy-making
  • A creative approach to problem solving.

Appointments are normally for a period of 3 years, and 20% of your time would be ‘bought out’ from your department, subject to discussion with your Head of Department. A responsibility allowance is payable to the successful candidate.

This vacancy is only open to existing University staff. Applications (a covering letter and CV) or nominations should reach Hilary Simmons ( by 8 December 2019. 

If you would like more information about these appointments or about the college in general, please contact the Senior Principal, Nigel Watson, or the Head of Colleges and Student Life, Hilary Simmons.

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