Head of Discipline - Role and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of Heads of Discipline will include:
- Providing academic leadership in the discipline, including advising junior colleagues in the context of promotion and promoting colleagues’ research opportunities.
- Having responsibility for the oversight of standards pertaining to the discipline, and (with Head of School) the preservation of disciplinary integrity.
- Briefing the Head of School on any matters relating to the welfare of the discipline in College.
- Participating on nominating committees and advising the Head of School on recruitment of part-time staff in the discipline, as appropriate.
- Being a member of Executive Committee of the School and (where one exists) the Research Committee
- Contributing to policy formation and strategic planning.
- Determining, with disciplinary colleagues, content and curriculum of major courses, e.g. Moderatorships or half-Moderatorships; liaising with course directors of interdisciplinary courses or taught postgraduate courses.
- Chairing meetings of the discipline.
- Proposing to the Director of Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate) the distribution of teaching for staff in the discipline.
- Representing, or nominating a representative of, the discipline on cross-School committees, e.g. Two-subject Moderatorship.
- Recommending to the Senior Lecturer the admission of non-standard students to the discipline.
- Advising the Director(s) of Postgraduate Studies / Research as appropriate on the assignment of research supervisors; advising on choice of examiners and all discipline-specific research issues within the School.
- Participating in quality reviews.
- Dealing with professional/accreditation issues affecting the discipline.