Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Opening Date:
11 Dec 2020
Closing Date:
6 Jan 2021
Salary Range:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

A competitive salary will be offered to an outstanding candidate.

The University is seeking to appoint to the role of Pro-Vice Chancellor to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, pending the retirement of the present incumbent, Professor Dylan Edwards. As a member of the University’s Executive Team and working closely with key partners in the NHS and the Norwich Research Park (NRP), the post holder will provide excellent academic leadership and build on existing strengths in the Faculty.

The University of East Anglia has a reputation for high-quality research and research-led teaching. Founded in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is ranked in UK Top 25 (The Times/Sunday Times 2020 and Complete University Guide 2020) and the World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020), where it is in the top 50 for research citations, reflecting the international excellence of its research environment. It holds UK Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status.

At the heart of UEA’s innovative thinking is the principle of multi-institutional interdisciplinary collaboration. Situated on a compact modern campus on the edge of the historic city of Norwich, UEA lies on the Norwich Research Park (NRP) which is also home to the 1000-bed Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUHFT) and to four major international research institutes – the Earlham Institute, John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory. There is no stronger concentration of world-leading pure and applied bioscience, alongside first-class clinical facilities, in the UK.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMH) is comprised of the Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences and provides the base for UEA Health and Social Care Partners, which includes all of the regional NHS Trusts, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Norfolk County Council. The Faculty has played a key role in the creation of the £80m Quadram Institute which focusses on food, gut health and microbiomes, partnering with NNUHFT, Quadram Institute Biosciences and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

You will have an academic track record of significance at professorial level including international standing in a health-related subject. Your track record in providing leadership as a senior manager will demonstrate your innovative, decisive and collegiate methods towards maximising opportunities and meeting and exploiting challenges. Awareness of and a proactive approach towards Higher Education and NHS funding schemes are essential, as is the experience of building and maintaining networks which enable the delivery of education and strategic research to medical, nursing and allied health professionals.

We strongly encourage applicants from black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds and welcome applications from all protected groups as defined by the Equality Act 2010. Appointment will be made on merit

Closing date: 6 January 2021

The University is a Silver Athena SWAN Award holder.

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