The Campaign for Social Science is seeking a new Chair towards the end of 2017.
Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of Council at the Academy of Social Sciences, which sponsors the Campaign, said:
"James Wilsdon has done a tremendous job in extending the reach and influence of the Campaign, especially in policy circles. His networks and capacity to engage with senior decision makers, coupled with his informed, incisive writings, have given the Campaign a prominent voice in recent years in debates over research funding, higher education reform and the role of social science evidence in government. He leaves the Campaign in good heart and strong standing. We look forward to appointing a successor who will continue to make a powerful and persuasive case for social science through this period of change, challenge and opportunity."
Reflecting the importance of the position, the Academy has appointed Juliet Taylor of Gatenby Sanderson to undertake a search process for a successor. Read the Job Description and process for application which can also be found on the Gatenby Sanderson website.
Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from Juliet Taylor of Gatenby Sanderson on 0207 426 3990, Professor Roger Goodman, Chair of Council at the Academy on 01865 614853 or Stephen Anderson, Executive Director on 0207 682 4662.