Dean of the Faculty of Science

University of Bristol - Faculty of Science

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Dean of the Faculty of Science who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the Faculty.

This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy. We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines. The Dean will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Faculty of Science is one of the six Faculties that form the academic organisation of the University of Bristol. The Faculty is a diverse and vibrant community of around 3,600 undergraduate and 800 postgraduate students, 280 permanent academic staff, 350 research staff and over 200 professional services staff. Our educational strategy is focussed on providing a high quality and academically challenging educational experience to all of our students, and staff are engaged in enabling students to achieve their potential. The Faculty is proud of the high quality of its research; the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked the University of Bristol in the top five institutions in the UK for research, while the Faculty of Science ranked in the top three.

With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education. Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’.

The closing date for applications is Monday 21 August 2017 at midnight.

The interview process will take place over two days on 11 and 12 October 2017.

To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, at, Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Pro Vice-Chancellor at or Christine Fraser, Science Faculty Manager, at

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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