Head of the School of Biology University of Leeds Faculty of Biological Sciences United Kingdom

 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: j.e.ladbury@leeds.ac.uk 


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

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