Head of Department for Health Research

Opening Date:
28 Jan 2022
Closing Date:
7 Mar 2022
Salary Range:

Salary: Professorial
Closing Date: Monday 07 March 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday 06 April 2022
Reference: A3649

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the next phase in the development of the successful Division of Health Research (DHR) within the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, a top 20 university in all 3 UK league tables, 132nd in the QS World University Rankings and 122nd in the Times Higher Education World Rankings.

Providing academic and strategic leadership, the Head of DHR will be responsible for developing and encouraging excellence in all aspects of the Division’s teaching, research and engagement activities, helping to position Lancaster University as a leader in innovative applied health research and education.

Applications are invited from academics with experience of leadership and management who also have a relevant and sustained track record of research activity that maps onto one of DHR’s areas of expertise: palliative care, health inequalities and public health, mental health, ageing, organisational health and wellbeing, dementia, health economics and implementation science. You will have the ability to operate at a senior level, take a strategic approach and establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff and external stakeholders.

This appointment is made on the basis of an indefinite permanent academic appointment at Professorial level.

Holder of an Athena Swan Charter Silver Award since 2014, the Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance and providing family-friendly and flexible working policies.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse student population and particularly encourage applications from People of the Global Majority for this role.

We are open to flexible working arrangements (e.g., part-time to 0.8FTE, job share, condensed hours) for this role and would be happy to discuss options with you.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine (email: j.rycroft-malone1@lancaster.ac.uk) and/or Professor Catherine Walshe, Head of Division (email: c.walshe@lancaster.ac.uk).

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic people for this role in order to increase our staff diversity in this part of the University.

For further information see https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A3649