Professor Jan Palmowski appointed to the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor
We are pleased to announce that Professor Jan Palmowski has been appointed to the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Professor Palmowski will be based in the Department of German Studies and will take up his post in the Spring Term.
Professor Palmowski has been Head of the School of Arts and Humanities at King's College London since 2008. He qualified with a BA (Hons) in History and Economics from the University of York in 1991 and went on to study for a D.Phil at Oxford University. He held a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church, Oxford, prior to his appointment as a Lecturer at King's College, London in 1999. He was appointed as Chair of Modern and Contemporary History in 2009.
As Head of School, Professor Palmowski oversaw the growth of Arts and Humanities by 50% in staff and student numbers, with the School moving up the Times Higher World Rankings to 28th place in 2012.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Nigel Thrift said:
We are looking forward to Professor Palmowski taking up his post at Warwick later in the Spring Term. His portfolio will include leadership of a number of areas linked to education and will be confirmed later."
Speaking about his appointment, Professor Palmowski says:
I am delighted to be joining Warwick as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. It is a university I have long admired for its energy, its vision and the academic rigour it brings to its endeavours."
Professor Palmowski's academic base will be in the Department of German Studies. His most recent publications include a monograph entitled 'Inventing a Socialist Nation: Heimat and the Politics of Everyday Life in the GDR, 1945-1990' (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and in 2011 he co-edited a special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary History entitled 'At the Crossroads of Past and Present: "Contemporary" History and the Historical Discipline'. He was also the recipient of a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board entitled 'Constituting the German Nation' (2001-4).