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Head of Department and Professor (Biology)

University of York - Biology

Location: York
Salary: Commensurate with professorial experience plus a £10,000 per annum Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 21st January 2024
Job Ref: 12740

The Department of Biology is one of the UK’s most successful biological sciences departments, ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for research in the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021), and with highly regarded Undergraduate taught programmes in Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry We are now seeking to appoint a new Head of Department to succeed Prof James Moir following the conclusion of his term of office in September 2024.

The Role

Heads of Department at York have three roles of equal weight. They are, first, academic leaders of their departments, responsible for the highest possible standards in research and impact, teaching and student experience. Second, they are a crucial component in Faculty-level decision-making, working with the Dean, their team, and fellow HoDs to build ambitious Faculty-wide academic strategies and to generate and manage the resources needed to deliver them. Third, they are Senior Leaders of the University as a whole, representing the university to local, national and international stakeholders, and building and sharing the experience and expertise that enables us to meet our commitments as a University for Public Good.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent, such as professional level experience
  • Relevant research and teaching at a high level
  • A personal academic standing which commands the respect of colleagues within the department, University and externally
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of the University
  • Ability to inspire, influence and persuade at all levels of the organisation
  • Proven record of managing diverse resources in the University or a similar environment
  • Integrity, openness and honesty with a strong commitment to equality and inclusivity and an understanding of cultural differences and considerations

Interview date: 12/02/2024

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority who are currently under-represented at the University.

Applicants interested in an informal discussion regarding the position are encouraged to contact the University Recruitment Adviser; Paul Ellison (paul.ellison@york.ac.uk). For department-related enquiries, please contact Prof. James Moir (biohod@york.ac.uk).

About York

The University of York is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. We are a dynamic, research-intensive university, undertaking groundbreaking research that underpins our inspiring teaching. Our University Strategy 2030 is based on four core principles and is focused around key aims that inspire every area of university life - our research, teaching, support and community aspirations.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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