Head of School of Pharmacy

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Sunday, 20 January 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Pharmacy

Location: Lincoln 
Competitive Salary
Closing Date: Sunday 24 February 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019 

The University of Lincoln has established a reputation as one of the most dynamic, fastest growing universities in the UK. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city it has built an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Lincoln currently holds TEF Gold, is ranked 7th overall in the UK for student satisfaction, 22nd in the Guardian University Guide and 42nd in the Times Good University Guide 2019. 

Following the retirement of our current Head of School we are seeking an inspirational leader for our School of Pharmacy. The successful post-holder will be a member of the College of Science Management Team, which is comprised of Heads of School, and other senior academic and professional services staff, and will report directly to the PVC/Head of College. Pharmacy is a strategically important element of the University and College plans and is expected to continue to thrive as we develop the Lincoln School of Medicine and a range of other healthcare provision.  

The School runs an innovative and successful fully accredited MPharm programme, with nationally leading outcomes in terms of achieving first in the National Student Survey 2018 for both programmes, tremendous success with the NHS Oriel Pre-registration scheme resulting in 100% employability for our MPharm graduates, and an emphasis on patient based learning. The School made a strong contribution to REF2014 and has established and growing research groups in pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences. The new Head will lead the School and play a key role in shaping its future in line with the University’s and College’s broader strategies. The Head will be responsible for ensuring excellence in external assessments such as the REF, TEF and NSS, developing the School’s portfolio of programmes, including a PGT portfolio, maintaining and building new academic and research partnerships, coordinating and facilitating its research and income generation activities, as well as enhancing the national and international reputation of the School. 

The post would suit someone who would relish an opportunity to make a difference in an ambitious institution, and to take the School to the next level in its development. We are looking for a candidate with experience of leadership within pharmacy and applications are particularly welcomed from those whose research interests fit broadly within our existing research areas or who has a strong track record in leadership of excellent and innovative pharmacy teaching. The post may attract professorial status for suitably qualified applicants. 

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please contact the University's appointed adviser, Imogen Wilde, at Anderson Quigley on +44(0)7864 652 633 for an informal conversation about this opportunity.