Appointment Details

Aston University

Job Title: Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, College of Health and Life Sciences

Job Reference:KAUP

Closing Date: Wednesday 22 Apr 2020

Aston University is a stimulating and enjoyable place to work. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment for all our staff and students. We are committed to providing the very best education, producing world-class research and delivering change for our city, our region and our society. A true modern university, Aston has prioritised applied teaching and research, emphasising the impact on industry and commerce in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands. Awarded TEF gold and ranked 1st in the UK for value added, Aston is a university with a strong tradition of putting our key beneficiaries: students, organisations and society, first.

The PVC and Executive Dean, Health and Life Sciences will lead the newly created cross-disciplinary College covering health-related subject areas. Through strong leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, they will lead the College’s success in terms of students, research and business and other organisations, as well as professional body outcomes. They will develop a strategy and implement operational plans for its delivery within a cross-disciplinary College to create a coherent high-quality offering for students, healthcare professionals and the wider community in allied health subjects. A key immediate responsibility is to lead in the consolidation of the activity of two existing Schools into the successful establishment of a College of Health and Life Sciences.

We are keen to hear from candidates who bring a proven track record of delivery in a senior academic or senior professional health-sector role. Candidates will be able to evidence a personal track record of research credibility and achievement, and have experience of leading and inspiring a diverse staff and student population. Candidates must have credibility with key beneficiaries, evidenced by success in securing agreements and effective collaborations with relevant external beneficiaries such as NHS, Health Education England, life-science -related industry and health sector organisations as well as funders such as BBSRC, MRC etc. A PhD or equivalent in a health or medical-related subject area is essential.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Aston University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference KAUP. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by Midnight on 22 April.


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