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Director of the Institute for Health Sciences Education (IHSE) and Professor of Medical Education

Queen Mary University of London - Institute of Health Sciences Education

About the Role

The post is based within the Institute of Health Sciences Education and reports into the Vice Principal (Health). The appointee may hold an honorary consultant contract with Barts and The London NHS Trust. This post has overall accountability for the delivery of Institute’s strategy as it relates to education and research.

For a full description of duties other information regarding this post, please see attached job profile.

About You

You will have an outstanding national and international reputation in the field of medical education, with a credible track record of leadership at a senior level within higher education.

For the full person specification, please see attached job profile.

About the Institute

This post sits within the Institute of Health Sciences Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD), part of Queen Mary University of London. The SMD is a leading medical and dental school that offers international levels of excellence in research and teaching as well as providing clinical service for a population of unrivalled ethnic diversity in east London and the wider Thames Gateway. Further information can be found attached and at

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), permanent Professorial appointment, with a three-year renewable term for Institute Director, and is available immediately. The starting salary will be made on the Academic Professorial or Consultant scale as applicable, commensurate with skills and experience. An Institute Director allowance of £12,500 accompanies this role for the period of the Director tenure.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or other racially minoritised groups, women and people with other protected characteristics, as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries about can be made to Professor Irene Leigh at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th December 2021

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 3rd January 2022.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Location: London
Salary: £100,000 (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 12th December 2021
Job Ref: QMUL26731
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