UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Head of School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience 

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
26 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head of School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience 

Job number   ACAD102982 
Division/School   Faculty of Biomedical Sciences 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern   Full time 
Salary   Competitive salary plus benefits 
Closing date for applications  10-Dec-2017 

The School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience is seeking to appoint a new Head of School as the current appointment comes to the end of their term. The School is seeking an inspirational Head of School who has a strong commitment to excellence in education and research, and can develop and lead the School’s strategy in the coming years.
 
This is an exciting new opportunity for someone with vision and strong leadership skills, who can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and who has a genuine interest in, and knowledge of education. The candidate will have an outstanding research record to complement and enhance our current activities. With over 30 research groups in the School, and close relationships with other Schools within the University, there are extensive opportunities for collaboration within a world-class infrastructure. The position will be based in the Biomedical Sciences Building and as befitting a school that is highly research active (top 10% REF2014) we have excellent and wide-ranging research facilities, spanning molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural level approaches.
 
Further restructuring will lead, in summer 2018, to the formation of a Faculty of Life Sciences comprising the Schools of Biochemistry; Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology; and Biological Sciences. The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences will cease to exist once the Faculty of Life Sciences is in place.
 
The successful candidate is expected to enhance research in one or more of the School’s research areas in cardiovascular science and cell signaling, and neuroscience.  They will also contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate research students, both within the School and across the Faculty of Life Sciences, including teaching on the UoB professional medical, veterinary and dental degree programmes. The University of Bristol is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the academic community.
 
Applications should be received by 12:00 pm (i.e. midnight) on 10th December 2017.
 
The selection process will be held over two days on 9th & 10th January 2018 and details will be confirmed as soon as possible.
 
Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries through the Dean, Professor George Banting (dean-fmvs@bristol.ac.uk) or 0117 331 1532.            
 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.