Head of School of Life Sciences

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (GB)
25 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of School of Life Sciences
University of Hull
Attractive salary 

The University of Hull is on a journey, one that is led by our commitment to delivering excellent research and a fantastic student experience. Over the last few years the higher education landscape has altered dramatically, and it is imperative as a University that we do not stand still. We are committed to evolving our approach to ensure that we meet the needs of our students, regional, national and global collaborators and partners, both now and in the future.

The University has invested heavily in the Faculty of Health Sciences with the most visible statement being the new Allam Medical Building, the centrepiece of the University’s £28m Health Campus. The School of Life Sciences encompasses three diverse subject groups – psychology; biomedical sciences; and sport, health and exercise science – and offers a comprehensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate education, all focused on developing skilled, motivated and highly-employable alumni. With research themes that range from lifestyle choices to personalised medicine, the School combines world-leading expertise with scientific discovery and health-related research that benefits the local, national and global community. 

With a keen focus on performance and pursuing excellence in all that we do, we are looking for a new Head of School to provide strong and ambitious leadership to help continue our growth and build on our interdependent academic offer. This is a high profile leadership appointment that requires both academic credibility and the ability to provide leadership and vision in promoting excellence in learning and teaching as well as research and enterprise, creating an environment in which these can flourish. 

This is a time of great opportunity for the University of Hull. If you are keen to pursue a stimulating, challenging and professionally fulfilling career, we want to hear from you. For full information on this appointment and how you can help shape our future and your own, please visit

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 2 March 2018.

University of Hull is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level.