Dean and Head of School, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary will be commensurate with stage of career,
19 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Dean and Head of School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

This role will provide a unique opportunity to join the leadership team of a Russell Group University and innovate in highly successful education and research programs in Healthcare. The Faculty has performed exceptionally in external assessments of esteem and is responsible for significant new investment in infrastructure through the Belfast Regional City Deal which has a majority focus on Health and Life Sciences. A £50m investment in new integrated facilities for clinical trials with Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is part of this and is due to open in 2025. Further significant investments for new medicines development are also in the pipeline. In education, the School has top quartile scores in the National Student Survey and is innovated in curriculum reform and in the use of simulation in integrated professional education.

The Dean and Head of School will lead a team of Deputy Head of School and six Centre Directors, responsible for the development and delivery of the School’s strategic priorities in research, education and innovation, which are aligned to Faculty and University strategy. They will be supported by a School Manager and a professional services support team. The Dean will represent the School and University locally, nationally and internationally and will be fully responsible for devolved financial, physical and human resources. They will be responsible for corporate governance and quality assurance with their senior leadership team.

The University is undertaking a reorganisation of professional support services and the new Dean will have an opportunity to reshape the SMDBS structure and influence the development of School, Faculty and University structures and processes.

As well as meeting the requirements for appointment as a Clinical Academic, the candidate must have significant clinical and academic standing in their discipline and have a substantial record of achievement in academic senior leadership with demonstrable evidence of responsibility for a range of significant resources and successful delivery of strategic initiatives, including change management.

Please refer to the Candidate Information for a full list of essential criteria for the post.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click Candidate Information Below.

Candidate Information
About the Faculty
About the School .
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Attractive Reward and Benefits Package
Information for International Candidates