Executive Dean - Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive, commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant
01 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
07 May 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

King's College London
The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine (FoLSM) is one of Europe's largest and most prestigious centres for biomedical education and research. A powerhouse of discovery and innovation, our collective ambition is to deliver tangible improvements to patient care, population health and societal wellbeing. Our vibrant community is comprised of seven Schools and a Centre for Education, over 1,200 academic and research staff, and over 6,000 talented students.
The Faculty plays a pivotal role in King's strategic alliance with three of London's leading NHS Foundation Trusts: Guy's and St Thomas' (now incorporating Royal Brompton & Harefield); King's College Hospital; and South London and Maudsley. Together we form King's Health Partners, one of only eight accredited Academic Health Sciences Centres (AHSCs) in England, with a joint commitment to ensure faster translation and adoption of research innovation into clinical practice.
Students and enhancing the student experience are at the heart of our strategy. Our comprehensive portfolio includes undergraduate health professions programmes (Medicine, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy) and a wide range of postgraduate taught programmes. Our commitment to broaden participation in higher education is exemplified by our recently expanded flagship Extended Medical Degree Programme.
We are now seeking to appoint an outstanding leader to the role of Executive Dean, building on our local and global impact by developing and delivering an ambitious strategy. The successful candidate will be a leader with significant experience of management and leading change, with a distinguished profile in a field relevant to the Faculty's portfolio. Reporting to the Provost (Health) the Executive Dean will be a key member of the Academic Board, the Senior Management Team, and the Health Faculties Executive Committee (HFEC).
FoLSM is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award, and we expect our next Executive Dean to be committed to embedding an inclusive environment that celebrates and enables the diversity of our students and staff in everything that we do.

For further information about the role please visit and to apply for this role, please go to the King's Career pages to submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to the King's Search Team; please contact
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 7th May 2021. Interviews will be held in June & July 2021.
The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is one of nine academic faculties at King's College London, a multi-disciplinary, research-led university with over 31,000 students and 8,500 employees based in the heart of London, one of the world's most exciting cities. We are located across four central London campuses, which reflect our close alignment to our NHS partners: Guy's Campus at London Bridge, St Thomas' Campus and the Franklin Wilkins Building at Waterloo; and King's Denmark Hill Campus.

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