Head of the School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Competitive Salary

The University of Sussex has challenged convention since its foundation in 1961. It has a long tradition of experimentation and innovation that has made a real difference to the lives of its students, and those who benefit from its research and wider endeavours. The Sussex 2025 strategy sees the University building on these achievements and making an even greater contribution to building a better world. Situated on the edge of vibrant Brighton & Hove, the University is home to 18,000 students who are based on one of Britain’s most beautiful campus locations.

The School of Life Sciences is one of the largest Schools in the University, both in terms of research activity and student / staff population. It engages with real world problems and produces impact in fields as varied as cancer biology, drug discovery, neuroscience and biodiversity. 87% of its research in biological sciences was rated as internationally excellent or higher in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, with 48% rated as world-leading. Meanwhile, its teaching is strongly research-led and focused on developing the skills and employability of the next generation of scientists and innovators.

The position of Head of the School of Life Sciences is an exciting opportunity to lead the next phase of development at this important chapter in Sussex’s evolution. The appointee will have strong experience of academic leadership, an established and active international research profile and a track record of innovation and excellence in teaching. With an inclusive management style and the ability to foster partnerships, build relationships and work collaboratively across boundaries, the new Head of School will play a significant role in the onwards journey of both the School and the University.

Applications for this role will close on 2nd October 2019.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Elizabeth James on 0121 654 5924

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