Head of Lancaster Medical School

Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
Dec 20, 2019
End of advertisement period
Feb 24, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Lancaster Medical School

Lancaster Medical School
Salary: National Clinical Academic/Senior Academic GP pay scale
Closing Date:   Monday 24 February 2020
Reference:  A2940

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the successful and progressive Lancaster Medical School (LMS) within the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, a top 10 UK University. Providing academic and strategic leadership, the Head of LMS will be responsible for developing and encouraging excellence in all aspects of the School’s teaching, research and engagement activities, helping to position Lancaster University as a leader in the delivery of innovative medical education.  

Applications are invited from medically-qualified academics with experience of leadership and management in undergraduate medical education and a track record of research or scholarly activity in a relevant area. 

This appointment is made on the basis of an indefinite permanent academic appointment at Professorial level and it is expected that the appointee will take up an honorary clinical contract within a partner organisation.

Holder of an Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award since 2014, the Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance and providing family-friendly and flexible working policies. We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

We are open to flexible working arrangements for this role and would be happy to discuss options with you.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine (tel: 0044 (0)1524 593440; email:, and/or Professor Rachel Isba, Associate Dean for Engagement (tel: 0044 (0)1524 594059; email:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and supporting letter that addresses the criteria in the person specification. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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