Head of Department for Medical Science and Public Health Bournemouth University - The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences United Kingdom

Starting salary from £59,135- £62,727 per annum with further progression opportunities to £72,723 


Professorial appointment may be available for suitable candidates- Starting salary from £64,290 to £70,950 per annum with further progression opportunities to £78,208


Our vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce comprises of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, reflecting a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.


A vibrant and innovative environment the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences has five academic departments: Medical Science and Public Health, Nursing Science, Midwifery and Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Sport Science and Social Sciences and Social Work with research centres focused on Clinical Research, Long Term Health Challenges and Marginalised Voices. We are investing in exciting new positions to further align our teaching and research portfolio toward BU’s 2025 strategic plan and the UN Sustainable Development Goals positioning the faculty as a driver of social and economic change.


We are looking for a Head of Department for our new Medical Science and Public Health Department. The department is seeking to build capacity and critical mass for income generation, in-terms of education provision and strong research programmes. Educational provision aligns with the needs of the local community and key stakeholders in the NHS and industry and currently includes undergraduate Medical Science and Biomedical Sciences and post graduate Physicians Associates, Public Health and Clinical Research.


We have a talented and diverse team ensuring the department is well placed to secure future funding, including investment in the new Institute for Medical Imaging and Visualisation, creating an eco-system of research, research-led innovation and educational programmes and enhancements in clinical practice. Members of the department are also members of interdisciplinary cross departmental research centres, including BU Clinical Research Unit, the Orthopaedic Research Institute, and the BU Integrative Wellbeing Centre.


You will be instrumental is setting the direction of the department, implementing strategic policy,  working collaboratively with key practice partners and ensuring the highest possible standards of excellence are achieved.


You will ideally have a professional registration and a strong record of scholarship and research in an area of medicine or public health, and demonstrable success in leading a department or group with responsibility for significant teaching/research activity. You will be supported in your role by Deputy Heads of Department.


Qualified to Doctorate level or equivalent in a relevant field, you will have demonstrated global research leadership and you will be committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.


A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference (HSS207)


BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


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