Appointment details

The Warburg Institute, University of London

Job Title: Director

Job Reference: KABKB

Closing Date: Monday 22 Sep 2014

Excellent package

The Warburg Institute possesses the most important library in the world dedicated to the afterlife of the classical tradition. It has a worldwide reputation for research and teaching in art history, medieval and renaissance studies, the afterlife of the classical tradition, and Arabic, medieval and renaissance philosophy.

The Institute is located within the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. The School of Advanced Study is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising ten postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.

A new Director for the Warburg Institute is sought to provide intellectual leadership, contribute to the vision of the Institute and sustain and develop the academic programme. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a track record of successful academic and managerial leadership and of securing external research funding. They will be a scholar of international standing in an area of study relevant to the Institute and be able to communicate in at least one of the following languages: German, French, Italian. This is a professorial appointment and a secondment will be considered.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within the University of London at this level.

For more information, including how to apply, please refer to the website of Saxton Bampfylde Ltd, our employment agency advisors, at www.saxbam.com/jobs using job reference KABKB. Alternatively, email KABKB@saxbam.com or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0890 (during office hours). Applications should arrive not later than noon on Monday 22nd September 2014.