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Head of School vacancy: School of Biological Sciences

Head of School vacancy: School of Biological Sciences

The University is seeking to appoint a Head of School in the School of Biological Sciences, replacing Professor Mark Fellowes from 1 August 2017.

The Vice-Chancellor welcomes expressions of interest from staff within the Schools and across the University who are keen to develop their careers further by taking on an academic leadership and managerial role at an important time for the University.  

The Head of School is responsible for providing the School’s academic leadership, and will also contribute to the broader leadership within the wider University.

Job details and how to apply

To view the new job description and person specification for the role, please follow the link below to the University’s Jobtrain internal advert. 

SRF17441, Head of School – School of Biological Sciences

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications where a flexible working pattern and/or a job share is proposed. Specifically, we welcome applications where it is proposed to take up the role as half of a job share (and no indication is needed as to who the other half might be). We also welcome coordinated applications from two separate members of staff proposing to undertake the role as a job share.

These adverts are open only to internal candidates, the application will require the submission of a statement of suitability and interest (1000 words max) and the attachment of an up to date CV by Friday 10 March 2017.  

The Vice-Chancellor will also consult with colleagues within the School to seek their views. Candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to speak to colleagues within the School prior to submitting an application.

Shortlisting and interview date:

  • Shortlisting on Tuesday 14 March 2017
  • Interviews on Tuesday 21 March 2017

At interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a seven-minute presentation, without PowerPoint, on their priorities as Head of School.

For any informal conversation about the role, please contact Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof Robert Van de Noort.

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