Salary negotiable

The Institute of Population Health

Location: Liverpool


The Institute of Population Health, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, conducts world-leading research into the effectiveness of health policies, services and systems, and the social determinants of health. 

We are now looking for a new Personal Chair (Head of Department).  We particularly encourage applications which would strengthen and/or complement our current research strengths (including: primary care, mental health, social care, and applied healthcare services). 

You will be a leading researcher with an outstanding track record of internationally excellent publications and ambitious research plans for the future. Experience of winning major research council funding and/or a proven record of securing other sources of research income is expected. You will have experience in organisational leadership. We would also expect you to demonstrate expertise in research-led teaching. You will provide leadership in contributing to the on-going development and oversight of the institute’s strategic plan and you will be an active member of the Institute Leadership Team.

You will lead the development of the Department of Primary Care and Mental Health, refining and implementing our plans to build local, national and international research partnerships, and to develop and deliver world-class education programmes. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Primary Care and Mental Health to play a leading role in a department which provides rich opportunities to participate in the burgeoning research portfolio to enhance excellence in primary, community, mental health and social care at a local and global level. 

The role of Head of Department will be for three years initially and will be offered in combination with a permanent post at Professorial level.

The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and addressed to by 21 June 2024

Interviews will be held w/c 8 July 2024.

To arrange an informal conversation, please email

The University of Liverpool is committed to being an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

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