Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine

Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
12 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine
Salary:             Competitive  
Job Reference:         A2173 
Closing date:         08/02/2018
Informal Visits:         01/03/2018
Formal Interview:    15/03/2018

We are proud to have established ourselves as one of the UK’s top universities.

  • Top 10 in all three major UK league tables
  • Awarded  University of the Year 2018 by the Times and Sunday Times
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Gold in 2017
  • Rated as ‘World-leading’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Ranked 13th for percentage of world-leading research out of the 128 institutions listed.

Lancaster University work with a wide range of partners, including businesses and organisations in many different sectors. 

As Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine, you will strategically lead a team of Heads of Department across the three divisions: Biomedical and Life Sciences,  Health Research and Lancaster Medical School.  You will relish this exceptional opportunity to build the reputation of the Faculty as a major international presence in the field of health medicine and life sciences as well as a key leader for one of Lancaster’s pioneering new projects, the Health Innovation Campus, which will bring together innovators, academics, businesses with local government and health care providers to drive advances in technologies, products and ways of working to improve health and healthcare.   You’re an outstanding leader with an ability to think strategically and then develop and implement long term academic and management plans with the ability to foster and facilitate a supportive environment for intra-faculty, inter-disciplinary and consortial work for the benefit of Lancaster University.   

The beautiful campus is just three miles south of Lancaster city centre and we offer a comprehensive set of benefits encompassing a highly competitive salary, further salary progression and enhancements, pension scheme, work-life balance, development opportunities and staff recognition schemes. 

This post is full-time with a five-year term in the first instance which will commence in the second half of 2018.  There is the possibility for renewal for a second term by mutual consent with the Vice-Chancellor and would overlay a substantive appointment in an academic department.

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