director inst. of classical studies

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https://www.jobs.london.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1810


Director (Institute of Classical Studies)
London Senate House

Job reference: 001761

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 14/05/2021

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Open ended

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Classical Studies (IClS) - academic

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.


Institute of Classical Studies

The Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) was founded in 1953 and provides research support and facilitation for the UK-wide Classics research community. It promotes research into the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and neighbouring lands, ranging from prehistory to Late Antiquity, and encompassing languages and literature, art and archaeology, history and philosophy. The Institute’s remit has always involved both national and international collaboration, and this will remain at the heart of its mission.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity not only to provide leadership and to shape Classical Studies in the UK and beyond, but to play a fundamental role in advocating for the importance of the humanities to society at a critical moment. The new Director joins a dynamic and committed senior team of Directors at the School, implementing a new vision and strategy. Equally, there is great potential to take ICS in new directions, whilst building on its international reputation and world-class library holdings.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.


Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter before the closing date at midnight on Friday 14th May 2021.


If you wish to discuss this role please contact Professor Jo Fox, PVC Research and Dean School of Advanced Study at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!


The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.


Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.


The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

Candidate brief for the position of Director, Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study,
University of London
March 2021
ics.sas.ac.uk
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Background Information
The University of London
The University of London is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education and has long pioneered change in the sector.
Since its foundation, the University of London has built a distinctive approach to learning, teaching and research. The University’s location, including the magnificent Art Deco Senate House on Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury and in proximity to world-leading libraries, cultural institutions and entrepreneurial businesses, enhances its mission as an innovative centre of learning designed
to serve local, national and global communities. The University has the UK’s largest global distance learning operation, with 50,000 students on over 100 programmes. The University’s School of Advanced Study leads the national community of humanities researchers, serving to demonstrate the value of the arts and humanities in the contemporary world and providing critical intellectual infrastructure for the advancement of knowledge.
Now is a time of opportunity and change for the University, a time when we are ready to harness the strengths of our history and to define our future – a future that looks forward with optimism to our 200th anniversary.
Under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Wendy Thomson, we are
re-articulating our mission, sharpening our vision, and shaping a strategy that will re- define the modern university now, reimagining research and education for a diverse and complex world.
The University’s academic mission lies at the heart of this new strategy.
Our fundamental vision is to connect worlds – the worlds inside and outside Universities, and worlds separated by differing educational needs and differing levels of access to learning opportunities and research resources. The University’s mission is to develop a local, national and global intellectual infrastructure that enables innovative practice and thinking designed to provide transformative educational and research opportunities.
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The 17 member institutions of
the University are:
Birkbeck, University of London City, University of London
The Courtauld Institute of Art Goldsmiths, University of London Institute of Cancer Research King’s College London
London Business School
London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Queen Mary University of London
Royal Academy of Music
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Veterinary College
St. George’s, University of London School of Oriental and African
Studies (SOAS)
University College London (UCL)
The Structure
University of London is a unique federation of 17 self-governing member institutions, each of whom has a world-class reputation in its own right.
The central University is home to a number of highly acclaimed central academic bodies. These include:
 University of London Worldwide – a collaboration among member institutions to provide distance and flexible learning to over 50,000 students in 180 countries, distributing £24m of income to member institutions in 2017. Former students include seven Nobel Prize winners.
 School of Advanced Study – a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in the promotion and facilitation of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It comprises eight internationally renowned research institutes and attracts large numbers of subject specialists globally. It has four nationally and internationally recognised specialist research libraries.
 University of London Institute in Paris – a small and specialised institution with a long-standing academic partnership with Queen Mary University of London, the Institute provides research-led teaching from experts in their field.
 Senate House Library – with its unique research collections in the Arts and Humanities, considered by some to be the largest and best in the world, attracting scholars from over 1,000 institutions worldwide.
These central academic bodies share a distinctive academic mission:
 To transform people’s lives through education, driven by a commitment to diversity and inclusion and a belief in their power to create new ways of knowing;
 To deliver innovative training and postgraduate education for the new world of research and work;
 To realise the benefits of the humanities and social sciences for society, to advocate for their importance, and to provide the intellectual infrastructure to enable new discoveries;
 To provide value to the Federation, leveraging the collective power of its members and enabling us all to reach new constituencies and tackle new problems;
 To strengthen bonds across regional, national, cultural, economic and political boundaries.
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The institutes of the School are: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Institute of Classical Studies Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Institute of English Studies
Institute of Historical Research
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Institute of Philosophy
Warburg Institute
Central academic initiatives include:
The Human Rights Consortium and Refugee Law Initiative
Public Engagement: ‘Being Human’ UK National Humanities Festival
Visiting Fellows Programme
The School of Advanced Study
With core funding from Research England (RE), the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is a unique institution in UK Higher Education. It is the UK’s national and international centre for supporting, facilitating and amplifying humanities research. Given the UK’s outstanding achievements in the humanities internationally, its institutional location in a worldwide university, and its base in a global city with exceptionally rich academic and cultural facilities, SAS’s role extends beyond domestic boundaries. It works in collaboration with numerous partners, including the AHRC, the British Academy, learned societies, the galleries, museums, archives and library sectors, and government agencies.
The School is at a defining moment. There is an urgent need to address the pressing social and human issues of our time. The humanities bring understanding of who and where we are, the history of how we arrived, and the strengths and weaknesses of our systems of culture and belief. It is the School’s mission to communicate the humanities’ role in the UK’s economy, culture and society to policy makers and the public, and to ensure that humanities research is future-oriented.
Our key aims are:
 To establish SAS as the national centre for research support and facilitation in the humanities and as a hub for wider collaboration, connecting humanities researchers with one another in the UK and globally;
 To deliver highly relevant training, professional development, and postgraduate education in the humanities for the new worlds of research and work;
 To realise the benefits of the humanities for society, and to advocate their significance and demonstrate their application to other sectors, disciplines and publics;
 To share best practice in humanities research support and facilitation within and beyond the HE sector and to make policy interventions that help to maximise the impact of the UK’s humanities research;
 Champion academic practices, with diversity and inclusion at their heart, to enable more educational opportunities, professional advancement, and
public engagement with the humanities for more people locally, nationally and internationally, ensuring a sensitivity to the multi-cultural and multi-lingual contexts in which we operate;
 Harness the transformative power of digital techniques and communications to enable new ways of working and conducting research, and to maximise the international impact of the UK’s humanities knowledge-creation initiatives;
 Connect our physical and digital spaces and resources to benefit humanities researchers and the public;
 Develop fresh and experimental humanities-based approaches to interdisciplinary research and extend access to the benefits of advanced work in the humanities;
 Provide the intellectual infrastructure to enable discoveries of new methods and the growth of ideas.
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About the Institute of Classical Studies
Classics is, by its very nature, interdisciplinary and international. As such, the Institute plays in important part in the life and work of the School, with its focus on the interdisciplinary humanities, and of the University, with its mission to develop an outward-facing, inclusive research culture.
The Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) was founded in 1953 and provides research support and facilitation for the UK-wide Classics research community. It promotes research into the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and neighbouring lands, ranging from prehistory to Late Antiquity, and encompassing languages and literature, art and archaeology, history and philosophy. The Institute’s remit has always involved both national and international collaboration, and this will remain at the heart of its mission.
The Institute was created in conjunction with its Library, which was formed from the collections of the Hellenic and Roman Societies. These two foundational organisations continue to play an active role in the life and work of the Institute today. Under a Memorandum of Understanding agreed with the University in 2016, the Societies established the Hellenic and Roman Library (HARL), which currently runs the Library jointly with the ICS. The combined ICS/HARL Library is now recognised as one of the leading Classics collections in the world. The Library benefits from its co-location with the other specialist SAS Libraries (in History, Law and at the Warburg Institute), and with Senate House Library, one of the UK’s largest humanities and social science
libraries, with over 2 million books, 50 special collections, and 1800 archival collections.
The Institute has an extensive and lively events programme, comprising seminars, guest lectures and conferences
with distinguished speakers drawn from throughout the UK and around the world. It also engages new audiences through the School’s public engagement programme.
The Institute publishes a wide range of the latest international research in Classics, the Classical tradition, and reception. Our authors include well-established leading figures and new generations of scholars. The Institute is responsible for the twice-yearly journal
BICS, now available in both printed and on-line versions, as well as an important series of monographs, BICS Supplements. The Institute is supported by a publications team at the University of London Press.
The ICS is home to an extensive community of postgraduate studies, both students registered for PhD programmes at the Institute itself and the wider
community of early career researchers in the discipline in London and nationally. The Institute is committed
to providing for the next generation of researchers in
Classical Studies, and as such, provides training and other support across the UK. The Institute participates in the inter-collegiate MA in Classics, with UCL, King’s and Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Institute has embraced the transformative effects of digital technologies. Digital infrastructure contributes to our provision of resources for the national community, to training in and promoting best practice in digital methods, and to the development of the ICS/HARL Library. ICS also has a role in coordinating Digital Humanities research in Classics, in promoting national and international collaborations, and in curating their outputs. The Institute has supported several important digital projects, such as the Pelagios network, EpiDoc, and Pleiades. ICS works closely with the School’s new Digital Humanities Research Hub, led by Professor
Jane Winters.
ICS now plays a leading role in debates over inclusivity in the discipline. In 2020, its Inclusive Classics Conference attracted over 160 participations from across the world. This important agenda builds on the challenges and opportunities presented by the geographical, ethnic, and cultural breadth of the Classical world, and the often contentious history of Classical scholarship and its application in public life. Embracing the wide and varied remit of Classical Studies, diversifying the profession
lies at the heart of the ICS’s mission as it enters its eighth decade.
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The Role
This is an exciting opportunity not only to provide leadership and to shape Classical Studies in the UK and beyond, but to play a fundamental role in advocating for the importance of the humanities to society at a critical moment. The new Director joins a dynamic
and committed senior team of Directors at the School, implementing a new vision and strategy. Equally, there is great potential to take ICS in new directions, whilst building on its international reputation and world-class library holdings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
 Provide intellectual leadership to advance the academic objectives of the Institute within the School’s mission to support, provide, and facilitate research in the humanities throughout the UK and internationally;
 Develop an intellectual vision for the ICS that maps on to the overall strategic direction of the School and the University;
 Sustain and develop the academic, professional and public standing of the Institute locally, nationally, and internationally, including working with the relevant academic Societies (in particular the Hellenic and Roman Societies) and national bodies (such as the Council of University Classics Departments), and through the management and coordination of research support and resources in collaboration with other HEIs and research organisations;
 Serve as an ambassador for the work and aims of the Institute and the School and assert and develop the Institute’s standing as a national centre for Classical Studies and the School’s standing as a national centre for the humanities;
 With the other Directors and Senior Team, play a leading role in delivering the School’s strategy for the promotion of the humanities, deliver key School-wide, interdisciplinary initiatives, and advocate publicly for their importance to society;
 Work with others across the School, the classics and humanities research communities and cross-sector partners to develop interdisciplinary projects
and initiatives;
 With others, within the Institute and across the School, develop, oversee and promote the Institute’s academic programme of conferences, seminars, lectures, research training, postgraduate programmes, publications, fellowships and grants;
 Produce internationally excellent research, publish/ disseminate the results of that research, and apply for external funding, in particular for major grants;
 Participate in postgraduate teaching and supervision, including online development of distance education and in cross-Federation initiatives, such as the inter- collegiate MA programme;
 Together with the ICS librarian and librarians across UoL, oversee the development of the ICS Library and ensure that the quality of library provision is maintained and enhanced;
 Line manage the ICS Librarian, who also answers to the Library Management Committee (on which the ICS and HARL/the Societies each have a 50% membership) and plays a significant role in library services across the School and the University;
 Participate in the leadership of the Institute, the School of Advanced Study, and the University;
 Plan and deliver sustainable long-term income, oversee the budget, and actively pursue opportunities to secure external funding for the ICS;
 Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role as reasonable required by the Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Public Engagement).
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The Person
The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader and researcher who can demonstrate the following:
Experience & Skills
 An internationally recognised reputation in a field relevant to the Institute’s research.
 The vision, knowledge and ability to co-ordinate and develop the Institute’s academic activities for the benefit of its current and future research communities.
 A demonstrable record of successfully leading, managing and motivating diversely skilled teams.
 Excellent understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing humanities researchers.
 Excellent understanding of academic research cultures, funding streams and research infrastructure in the UK and beyond.
 Appreciation and understanding of the principal themes, priorities and challenges facing Classical Studies, broadly defined and at all levels, and a willingness to champion Classical Studies to wide audiences.
 Ability to articulate and implement a strategic vision for a national centre with a strong research culture.
 Demonstrable ability to manage resources including large and complex budgets.
 Track record of successfully leading, managing, and motivating staff at all levels, and managing change.
 Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, negotiate and network at a senior level, and with external bodies/ partners, including the media.
 Ability to represent and promote the Institute and the School in the UK and internationally to stakeholders, the public and potential donors.
Personal attributes and qualifications
 Enthusiasm for the ICS and its mission, and a willingness to demonstrate its value to the profession.
 Ability and willingness to act as an academic and organisational innovator and entrepreneur.
 Politically astute and capable of working in partnership with those in senior decision-making positions, demonstrating high level influencing skills.
 A well-developed ability to effectively collaborate with others and work as part of a team.
 Excellent interpersonal skills as a leader, with the ability to inspire confidence and respect as a role model to others.
 A highly developed understanding of the dynamics of change in an academic environment.
 Creative and strategic thinker, with the presence and credibility to operate at the highest levels.
 Commitment to developing opportunities for early career researchers.
 Commitment to the University’s mission and values.
 Ability to communicate fluently and concisely with a range of different stakeholders.
 Driven and ambitious for the Institute, the School and the University, bringing a hands-on and collegiate approach.
 Adaptable and resilient, with an ability to successfully lead change.
The Director reports to the Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor
(Research and Public Engagement), currently Professor Jo Fox.
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How to Apply
Applications should be sent by the closing date of 14 May 2021.
In order to apply, please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae along with a covering letter, setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the required criteria.
Please provide contact details for three referees as part of your online application. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.
The role may be offered on a permanent or 5 year fixed term basis (potentially renewable). Secondments are possible.
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Queries
For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact: Professor Jo Fox, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Public Engagement) and Dean, School of Advanced Study (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).
Further Information
Applications close 14 May 2021
Interviews will be held week commencing 31 May 2021
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