Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
24 Nov 2017
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05 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Edinburgh 
Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

A truly global university, rooted in Scotland, the University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. It is internationally renowned for the depth and breadth of its research, the high quality of its teaching and learning, and its entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary and creative culture.

The University is seeking to appoint an exceptional Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, following the highly successful tenure of Professor Sir John Savill, FRS. 

This is an opportunity to play a central and strategic role in delivering on the University’s ambitions, as part of the University’s Senior Management Group; and to provide academic and strategic leadership to a college which is one of the largest and highest-ranked medical, biomedical and veterinary medical groupings in the UK.

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine forms a unique environment in the UK where clinical academics from veterinary and human medicine and biomedical scientists work together to study the common causes of disease that affect our populations. The College’s ‘One Medicine, One Health’ strategy is built upon integration of research from bench to bedside and from process to population. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results reaffirmed the College’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research, with the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies being first-placed in the UK, and both clinical medicine and neuroscience in the top five in the UK.

The new Head of College will possess an outstanding reputation in research and education in a relevant discipline and will have experience of leading large, complex academic organisations. S/he will be a champion for equality and diversity, within medicine and veterinary medicine, as well as a visionary for modern forms of education, research excellence and innovation in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

S/he will have the relationship skills to engage with a wide variety of academic, industry, funding, NHS and international partners to further develop Edinburgh and the Lothian Region as one of the foremost centres for outstanding research and translate this into excellent patient-centred models of care and innovative 21st century student-centred models of education and training. 

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the appointee's accomplishments and experience. Applications should consist of the completed application form with accompanying curriculum vitae detailing career achievements, as well as a covering letter addressing the role description and person specification. For more information, including how to apply, please visit quoting reference 3259.

The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Friday 5th January.

The University of Edinburgh is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion among its students and staff.