Dean School of Life Sciences

Salary Negotiable

School of Life Sciences

Location: Liverpool


We are seeking to appoint a new Dean of the School of Life Sciences to guide and enhance development of our provision across a range of relevant disciplines. The appointee will support and contribute to the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology, which the School sits within.


The Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology leads ground-breaking research into all areas of biology, unearthing new discoveries in biological and biomedical systems. The Institute works with students in the School of Life Sciences to help them engage with leading research centres in infection, cancer, and multi-omic approaches. The School of Life Sciences itself offers an enriching and elite level of education with a research focused perspective. With around 1,500 students, the School provides courses across the full range of life sciences, ranging from biomedical sciences to molecular genetics to ecology and evolution.


The new Dean will come into an environment that is devoted to both research strength and educational focus, all while nurturing the student experience. Reporting to the Executive Dean of the Institute, the Dean will be responsible for realising and advancing the Institute’s educational strategy, ensuring a high quality of teaching delivery and student experience which allows for a close connection with relevant research areas. They will provide leadership within the School, making certain that each programme’s provision is taught to the highest level of excellence.


Candidates will have a strong and sustained experience with a relevant disciplinary background in Life Sciences.  Evidence of a substantial track record in research-connected teaching and involvement in curriculum development is crucial. The ideal candidates will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to take people with them, with experience of working through influence.


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The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and addressed to by Friday 3rd March 2023.

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