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Head of the School of Biology

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 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. 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 will be from August 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

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

Professor John Ladbury, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5669 or +44 (0)113 343 0909, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Competitive salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 26 March 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 May 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 18 June 2019
Reference:  FBSBY1106
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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