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Professor and Head of the School of Biological Sciences

University of Leicester - Biological Sciences

Location: Leicester
Salary: Competitive, including an Additional Responsibility Allowance of £8,058 pa for Head of School tenure
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 4th January 2022
Job Ref: 4194
 
Vacancy terms: Full Time, Four Year Tenure as Head of School with possibility for extension. When the term is completed, you will be offered a permanent Professorial position in the College.
About the role

We are seeking an outstanding academic with first class leadership skills, with an excellent track record to lead the School of Biological Sciences. We are ambitious about the School’s growth and are seeking a strong leader who will play a transformative role in the School’s future. The School of Biological Sciences is part of the College of Life Sciences which comprises three other teaching schools:

In addition to the School-based Teaching-focussed staff, teaching is supported by Teaching and Research staff based in our six Research Departments:

As a senior member of the University and a member of the College Leadership Team you will provide strategic direction, vision and leadership for the programmes delivered in the school. In this role, you will ensure delivery of teaching, paying particular attention to the promotion of a research led, high quality student experience. You will oversee all quality assurance and enhancement processes through the development of a framework for continuous improvement, and maintaining and enhancing links with key external stakeholders.  Heads of School are academic leaders in their disciplines and work with their Head of College and other members of the College Leadership Team to deliver University strategic objectives. Headship offers the opportunity to play a transformative role in the future direction of your discipline and the school, college and university as well as furthering your leadership skills.

Working closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Head of the College of Life Sciences and Dean of Medicine you will represent and promote the School, College and University to enable the right environment for us to be at the forefront of global leading research and innovative enterprise whilst attracting students and providing them with an excellent student experience. 

Applications are invited for appointment to commence as soon as possible. The appointment as Head of School will be made for a four-year term, which can be extended with mutual agreement.

For further details on the role and its responsibilities please see the Candidate Brochure and Job Summary Forms.

Additional information

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome, and should be made to Professor Thompson Robinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of College of Life Sciences and Dean of Medicine on  tgr2@leicester.ac.uk.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 4th January 2022. Interviews for this position are being held remotely on the 25th January 2022. A remote focus group with the College Leadership Team will take place before the interviews.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, full employment history and achievements. CV's should be accompanied by a 2 page covering letter describing briefly how you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Summary Form, your achievements, why the appointment is of interest and what you'd like to achieve in the role. 

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