RESPONSIBILITIES OF HEADS OF ACADEMIC STAFF
Post Title: Head of Department for Academic Staff
Faculty/Department: Department of Meteorology, SMPS
Reports to: Head of School
Hours of work: 0.4-0.5 FTE
Purpose: Leadership and Management of Meteorology Academic Staff
Main duties and responsibilities:
- To lead the Department’s academic and other teaching staff, both in
developing internal cohesion, direction and morale, but also in
representing the staff to the University.
- To provide, with the other Heads of Department, strategic leadership for
- To contribute to School planning processes as required, in particular to
articulate strategies and actions to further develop the Department.
- To lead, together with the Head of Department for Research and
Research Division Leaders, the recruitment of new academic staff.
- To ensure effective management, directly and through other line
managers, of the academic staff of the Department including their
mentoring, induction, probation, sabbatical requests, discipline, allocation
of administrative responsibilities, and development, including PDRs, study
leave, and promotion.
- To allocate teaching for Meteorology academic and other teaching staff
taking into account staff workload and career aspirations, liaising with
Meteorology academic staff, research division leaders and the School
Director of Teaching and Learning and the School Office as necessary.
- To maintain, implement, and further develop as necessary an academic
staff workload model.
- To ensure, working with the School Director of Teaching and Learning,
that effective arrangements are in place for the management and
development of teaching and learning activities in Meteorology, including
- To chair the weekly staff meeting, collaborating in scheduling topics for
- To be available to chair termly staff meetings and attend School Steering
Committee meetings as required.
- To meet with other members of senior management (Heads of
Department, Research Division Leaders, Head of School, School
Administrator, Director of Teaching and Learning), as necessary.
Updated: 30 July 2015, Simon Chandler-Wilde