Expressions of interest welcomed for Academic Board vacancies

The Secretariat is now seeking expressions of interest from eligible LJMU staff to serve on the Academic Board.

There are four Academic Directorate vacancies available within the following faculties:

  • Science (one vacancy)
  • Arts, Professional and Social Studies (one vacancy)
  • Health (one vacancy)
  • Engineering and Technology (one vacancy)

There is one Professoriate vacancy for the Faculty of Health.

The positions will be held for a period of three years ending from the beginning of appointment i.e. 15 January 2024 ending 14 January 2027. 

If you are passionate about teaching and learning and want to make a very real difference in pursuit of excellent outcomes for the university, our staff and our students, then the Secretariat would like to hear from you.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Academic Board and you would like to hear more then email your expression of interest to the Secretariat by 5pm on Monday 18 December.   

For an informal discussion about the expected level of commitment, the role and its responsibilities please email Maria Burquest, University Secretary and General Counsel, or Michael Thompson, Clerk to the Board of Governors.

Ensuring our Academic Board is inclusive

The Secretariat is particularly keen to ensure that the Academic Board is inclusive and representative of the entire LJMU community and would encourage expressions of interest from underrepresented groups including people with a disability, from an ethnic minority background and women.

Responsibilities of the Academic Board and its members

The Academic Board plays a vital role in the governance of the university. It is responsible to the Board of Governors for overseeing all academic activities across the institution without complacency, with support and challenge.

In addition, the Academic Board maintains the set academic standard of awards and further enhances the expected high quality of educational provision in the best interest of the student experience in line with university’s core vision and values and the overall Strategy 2030.

As a member of the Academic Board, you will assist with shaping the future direction of the university and guide with assurance, the Board of Governors in its decision-making responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with the requirements of the regulatory bodies.

Process for filling the vacancies

If more nominations are received than for the number of vacancies shown, then an election will be called with further information to follow regarding the process and the next steps.


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