Job title: Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Job reference: WASYS
Closing date: Wednesday 1st Novemeber 2023

Swansea University is a research-led university that thrives on exploration and discovery. Our two stunning waterfront campuses, with world-class facilities, make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers. Our 27,000 students are at the heart of what we do though, and our recent success has not compromised the friendly and relaxed atmosphere that is key to our student experience and has always characterised the “Swansea experience”.  We are ranked Top University in Wales, and 25th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will provide strategic leadership for the faculty, ensuring its academic and financial objectives are met, and contributing cross-institutionally as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean will be accountable for the faculty’s budget, and be responsible for developing the faculty’s strategy alongside embedding a leadership culture that is inclusive and aligned to the Univeristy’s values and culture.   The PVC Executive Dean will also represent the institution externally and be an ambassador for both the faculty and University.

Strong candidates for the role will bring an established academic reputation in a discipline aligned to the faculty and an outstanding track record of senior leadership at a relevant scale. They will demonstrate the ability to think strategically, deliver change, manage resources effectively, and work with colleagues to drive results and innovation. Outstanding interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills will also be key, as will an alignment with the Univeristy’s values.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Swansea University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WASYS. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 1st November 2023.