LIDA Co-Director (Health)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069577 (Ref.No. PSLDA1001)
Posted: September 9, 2020

Job Description

This position is only open to current University of Leeds employees holding a professorial post.

Are you a scientist with an established international reputation or on a clear trajectory towards such standing? Do you have a strong record of academic leadership? Are you a highly motivated senior leader with a talent for building and maintaining excellent strategic stakeholder relationships? 

There is a growing movement around the world to ensure the effective use of vast data collections to drive research, policy development and public good initiatives. The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics brings together applied research groups and data scientists from all disciplines, opening up new opportunities to understand health and human behaviour and casting light on the action required to tackle a wide range of social and environmental problems. Connecting academic research with external partners in business, government and the third sector, LIDA is matching the world class capabilities of University research with the needs and opportunities of local organisations and becoming a major powerhouse for research, civic engagement and business growth in the North of England and beyond.

As the Co-Director you will provide day-to-day operational and strategic leadership and management within LIDA, working closely with the other Directors. Undertaking internationally leading research and inspirational teaching in your substantive, Professorial role, you will make a major contribution to the strategic academic development, direction and leadership of LIDA and the wider University.

You are expected to work in accordance with the University’s policies, procedures and values, promoting academic excellence through integrity, inclusiveness, professionalism and community.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Mark Birkin, Co-Director of Leeds Institute for Data Analytics


Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Interviews are expected to take place remotely on 9 October 2020.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Salary:  £60,905 to £74,863 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 07 September 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 21 September 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 09 October 2020
Reference:  PSLDA1001

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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