Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
School of Art, Design & Performance

Head of School – Art, Design and Performance

Employment type: 5 year term renewable then permanent employment as Principal Lecturer (or Professor for the right candidate)
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with the senior responsibilities of the role (Grade 11)
Post number: ZZ600630
Date published: 10 July 2018
Closing date: 05 August 2018

Interview date: Week commencing 10 September 2018

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution that has enjoyed significant success in recent years. One of only four universities in the south east of England to have been awarded TEF Gold in 2017, Portsmouth is ranked 25th in the Guardian University Guide 2019. The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is seeking to appoint an exceptional and motivated individual, with appropriate academic experience, to lead the newly formed School of Art, Design and Performance.

The School engages in teaching, research and innovation in graphic design and illustration, fashion and textiles, photography, drama, performance and musical theatre. This combination of subjects provides an exciting and creative opportunity to shape the development, portfolio and character of the University’s provision in creative & performing arts, and the Head of School will be responsible for sustaining excellence, innovation and professional alignment of these areas.

As Head of School you will be formally responsible for leading and managing the academic business of the School in relation to both strategic and operational matters. In this respect, you will play a leading role and will be responsible for devising and implementing plans in alignment with Faculty and University strategies and objectives. As Head of School you will have significant responsibility for budget, resource and staff line management including all aspects of staff development. Collaborative and visionary, you will work as a member of the Faculty Executive Team alongside senior staff to provide decisive leadership within the School, Faculty and University.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with significant experience of academic management and leadership to drive success within an ambitious and prosperous school of the University.

We value diversity at the University of Portsmouth and welcome applications from all sections of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Professor Trevor Keeble, Dean of CCI (

Employment is on a permanent basis at the University of which the first 5 years is at Head of School level.

For detailed information about the vacancy, please see here