Head of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7176563 (Ref.No. FBSMB1268)
Posted: September 7, 2023

Job Description

Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to lead the School to successfully develop and deliver the School’s plans through inspiring, motivating and developing staff to achieve their full potential? 

Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience in an international and interdisciplinary context? 

You will lead and manage the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, maximising strategic opportunities arising from the changing landscape of higher education and the University’s strategic plan, whilst leading and delivering excellence in research and education. 

You will be an active member of the University’s Leadership Forum and of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, promoting a coordinated approach to delivering innovative strategic academic development. The Faculty is currently engaged in a strategic change initiative entitled Curriculum, Redefined. As a member of the Executive, you will lead the School through this process. You will be taking on a significant and complex leadership role in the Faculty, and must be able to lead with a clear vision, engaging others across the School, Faculty and University. 

You will have the leadership skills, ambition and creativity to take forward the development and delivery of the School’s academic strategy and objectives. You will thrive on working collaboratively in a dynamic environment to enhance the reputation of the School with a focus on quality and excellence. 

Academic credibility is essential. You will have a sustained track record of excellence in research and/or student education, combined with excellent skills in team working and collaboration.

The appointment is available from 1 January 2024 – start date negotiable, to be agreed with the Executive Dean of Faculty. 

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

Professor Karen Birch, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences: [email protected].

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Salary:  Competitive salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 06 September 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 October 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  FBSMB1268

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