Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of School of Science and the Environment

Opening Date:
27 Jan 2021
Closing Date:
28 Feb 2021
Salary Range:

The School of Science and the Environment is seeking an outstanding biomedical science academic for appointment as Principal Lecturer in Biomedical Science on a permanent basis. The postholder will also join the Senior Leadership Team, acting as Deputy Head of School for a three-year term in the first instance, subject to renewal. The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of School.

Duties of the Principal Lecturer role include contributing significantly to an outstanding learning experience for students, both through inspirational teaching and outstanding pastoral care; delivering high-quality teaching and leadership; and undertaking high quality original research leading to peer-reviewed publications.
The Deputy Head of School duties include providing senior leadership in the School; actively participating in the overall leadership, governance and management of the School; and delivering on the strategic and operational plans of the School. The role will support priorities across the School including student recruitment and retention, learning and teaching, student experience and quality of provision. In addition, the role will support the Head of School with the establishment of the Three Counties Medical School, particularly in relation to the accreditation of the MBChB course with the General Medical Council and development of the fundamental scientific principles in the curriculum.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader, with the ability to motivate and influence their colleagues to achieve tangible positive outcomes, as well as demonstrate an excellent awareness of the Higher Education environment. The post holder will have demonstrable experience of innovation in curriculum design and development and successful change management.

The School has a diverse portfolio, across biological sciences (Biomedical Science, Forensic & Applied Biology, Human Nutrition and Biology, including human biology, animal biology and biochemistry), geography (including Physical Geography and Human Geography) and archaeology & heritage studies, and will launch Medical Sciences and Environmental Management and Sustainability for entry in September 2021 and September 2022, respectively. The School has three active research groups: Worcester Biomedical Research Group; Pollen and Aerobiology Research Group; Sustainable Environments Research Group, and is making a strong return in Units of Assessment 5 and 14 in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework.

Informal queries in relation to this role are welcome, and should be directed to Jenny Tansell (PA to the Head of School) via email at