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Durham University

Governance and Executive Support

Heads of Department

The process for the appointment of new Heads of Department is overseen by Governance Support Services.

Following the approval of the recommendations of the Effectiveness Review of Boards of Studies, a revised role descriptor and key competencies for Heads of Department has been established. The Head of Department is also the Chair of the Board of Studies.

Current Heads of Department

A list of all current Heads of Department, and where already appointed their successors, is available in the University Calendar.

Appointment of Heads of Department

The revised process for the appointment of Heads of Department is governed by the Joint Standing Orders of Senate and Council (J4).

The necessary form can be downloaded here.