Head of School of Life Sciences

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme (GB)
24 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of School of Life Sciences

Salary: Professorial Grade plus HoS allowance 

As part of the continued development of Keele University's School of Life Sciences, we are seeking to appoint a new Head of School. This post is a key appointment which will be of central importance in enhancing the School’s research ambitions, developing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision and extending the School’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally.  As an inspirational Head of School you will provide leadership in research and be strongly encouraged to continue to develop your own competitive research career.

Keele University has an international reach, a reputation for world-class research, high quality research-led education and an outstanding student experience, reflected in a Gold award in the TEF.  We aim to build on the impact of our broad academic and research programmes, having invested heavily over the past 10 years in the campus and infrastructure.
The School of Life Sciences is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and will be able to demonstrate experience of leadership and management in an academic environment coupled with the ability to motivate and inspire staff.  You will be an outstanding research leader in your own right and will lead the School to further develop a visible and distinctive research identity which complements the established excellence of Keele’s learning and teaching environment.   

Informal enquiries to Professor Jonathan Wastling, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of Natural Sciences j.wastling@keele.ac.uk
For further details and application route please visit www.minervasearch.com/keele.  To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to keele@minervasearch.com by close of business on 1 March.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups.  In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of black, asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for this post.