Academic Director: Applied Sciences

University of the West of England, Bristol - Applied Sciences

Campus/location: Frenchay campus
Salary band: J - £57,674 - £59,400
Duration of post: Permanent
Post is open to:: External and internal candidates Closing date: 21 August 2017

Job overview:

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures.  We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences is seeking to appoint an Academic Director to work closely with the Head of Department, the Department Executive, and Faculty Executive to maintain, sustain and where appropriate to enhance the student and staff experience.

The Academic Director has key responsibilities and accountabilities to support the Department’s development, and must be prepared to use her/his initiative to find creative solutions to challenges facing the Department and seek future opportunities.

You will have:

  • A PhD in Science
  • A substantial record of achievement as an academic, covering teaching, research and professional practice in a relevant portfolio area, most likely to be evidenced by being a leading authority in your chosen field with national or international reputation.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Lyn Newton on 0117 32 85452 or email:

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