Head of School

University of Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire
Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
23 Oct 2020
15 Nov 2020
Job Type

Head of School

School of Health Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 November 2020
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1300820CF

Closing Date: Sunday 15th November 2020 

Interview Date: Wednesday 9th December 2020 

Become a leader of excellence 

Define the vision of an outstanding School of Health Sciences with an international reputation. 

Our mission is excellence in our education, impact in our research and an international outlook. 

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of a forward-thinking, highly regarded School. With world-leading research and cutting-edge facilities, Health Sciences at Southampton are exceptional. Nursing and Midwifery ranked 2nd in the UK and 5th in the world (QS World Rankings), and our Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy programmes were ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in the Sunday Times Good University Guide. 

We’re proud to be a diverse and truly multidisciplinary School of approximately 1500 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 150+ healthcare professionals and specialists from a wide range of disciplines including Nursing and Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Cardiology and Social Sciences. 

We’re now aiming to build on our reputation and take advantage of government investment to deliver an unrivalled education experience for students from across the globe.  

You’ll further our dynamic, supportive learning community, expanding a vibrant student experience that educates tomorrow’s health care professionals. You’ll provide the School’s vision and enhance our reputation by working with other university leaders, promoting teaching excellence throughout the School while overseeing staff appointments, financial decisions and enterprise opportunities. 

Taking on a permanent substantive role as a Professor, the Head of School responsibilities will approximate to 0.8 FTE, with a term of 5 years. 

As well as a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications/experience) in a relevant field, you’ll have an international reputation in research and enterprise with a profile and network to match.  

An outstanding track record in education is essential and you’ll be committed to building a first-class student experience and community, putting academic and professional standards centre-stage. A strong and capable leader, you’ll also deliver a vision for the School consistent with our drive for excellence. 

Based at our lively Highfield campus and University Hospital Southampton sites, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre. We support a flexible approach to work, as well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. 

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application. If you need any assistance, please call Dan Ward (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 80597749  or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1300820CF on all correspondence. 

Selection Process:

 The selection process will be held over one day and online. 

- A presentation to members of the School of Health Sciences and Interview with the selection panel on 9th December 2020. 

It is our normal practice to bring all candidates onto campus and give them the opportunity to have a tour as part of the selection process. Regrettably, due to the current Covid-19 regulations we are unable to facilitate visits to campus. However, if you are shortlisted for interview, you will meet colleagues online and be toured round our facilities in a virtual manner. We will facilitate access to the campus and city for the successful candidate.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Rachel Mills, Dean of Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences: Rachel.Mills@soton.ac.uk or Prof Matt Garner, Head of Psychology and Chair of Consultative Committee: m.j.garner@soton.ac.uk.  

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 15th November 2020.