Chair of Medicine and Director of the Division of Medicine

University College London - UCL Division of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Sciences

Full Time (Job share considered):

The appointment will be made on the UCL Professorial or Consultant Clinical Academic Grade. The salary range will be at an appropriate point on the Consultant Clinical Academic scale (currently £76,761 - £103,490 per annum, according to seniority, plus £2,162 London Allowance) or non-clinical professorial pay scale, plus £3,031 London Allowance.

Consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, UCL is London’s Global University. UCL’s international reputation for excellence in research and education extends across all academic disciplines, from medicine, engineering, and the built environment to laws, arts and humanities.

UCL seeks to appoint an exceptional Chair and Director of the Division of Medicine who will build on the successes of this world-leading Division and provide strategic leadership for the next era of its development.

The Division, itself the largest department in UCL’s Faculty of Medical Sciences, has an international reputation for the quality of its interdisciplinary research, teaching and patient care, and brings together clinical and non-clinical research staff across a diverse portfolio of seven research areas: WIBR, Nephrology, Respiratory Medicine, Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics, Inflammation, Internal Medicine, and Liver & Digestive Health. Outstanding performance in the 2014 REF alongside seminal discoveries and highly successful spin-off companies all speak to the academic excellence of the Division.

The Director of the Division will be charged with developing a coherent and compelling research and education strategy which draws together staff from across the Division’s research areas, and which encourages world-class interdisciplinary outputs. The appointee will additionally be responsible for the planning and resource management that delivers this strategy and will engage a network of internal and external stakeholders who have key roles to play in bringing the strategy to fruition.

The Chair is an open-ended position and the position of Director is for five years in the first instance with possible reappointment for a further period.

UCL welcomes applications from both clinicians and non-clinicians; whatever your background you will be an internationally recognised leader in a field relevant to the Division’s academic portfolio with a track record of creating a culture of high performance, collaboration, innovation and impact. You will be an experienced people and relationship manager who will thrive in a collegial environment and will have the skills to enable the delivery of a world-leading teaching, research and impact agenda for the Division.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment advisers at Harvey Nash plc:

Owen Francis, Principal Researcher


T: +44 (0) 207 333 1548

Natasha Jackson Attipoe, Senior Consultant


T: +44 (0) 207 333 1526

Anne Esler, Director


T: + 44 (0) 207 333 1873

Applications should be emailed to: quoting reference number HN 863012 in the subject line of the email.

Application Procedure

Applications should include: a curriculum vitae; a statement of personal research interests and a strategy for the Division; details of current salary; and the names and addresses of three referees who are leading figures in the relevant subject (including at least one referee based outside the candidate’s own country of residence).

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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