Professor and Head of the School of Chemistry

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Aug 07, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Head of School of Chemistry who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.

This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy.  We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines.  The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The School of Chemistry aspires to be the best chemistry department in the UK and the most collaborative and interconnected School in the University of Bristol.  The School was ranked 4th (GPA and Research Power) in REF 2014, currently has six Fellows of the Royal Society (five more amongst the Emeritus Professors), nine holders of Royal Society of Wolfson Research Merit Awards and eight staff currently hold (or have just finished holding) ERC Advanced Investigator Awards.  In terms of research, the School identifies five research themes, namely Catalysis and Synthesis, Chemical and Synthetic Biology, Computational Chemistry, Theory and Dynamics, Energy and Environment, and Functional Molecules and Materials which define existing activities and provide a focus for new research directions and interactions.  The School leads one EPSRC CDT and is a partner in six others and also recruits from a GW4 wide BBSRC and NERC DTPs.  In addition to the undergraduate programmes mentioned above, the School also hosts the Bristol ChemLabS Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning associated with undergraduate laboratory teaching and the award-winning (THE Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year 2010) Dynamic Laboratory Manual.

With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education.  Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’.

 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 September 2017 at midnight.

 

The interview process will take place over two days on 2 and 3 November 2017.

To apply, click on the "Apply Online" button below.  Please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Tim Gallagher, Dean of Science, at dean-science@bristol.ac.uk.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.