Professor and Head of the Department of Health Sciences

Opening Date:
12 Dec 2022
Closing Date:
9 Jan 2023
Salary Range:

Ref: 14613

Location: Brunel University London, Uxbridge Campus

Salary: Professor Grade, minimum £73,247

Contract Type: Permanent academic appointment, HoD appointment 4 years renewable for up to 2 further years

Brunel University London was established in 1966 and is a leading multidisciplinary research-intensive technical university delivering economic, social and cultural benefits. For more information please visit:

The College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (CHMLS) is one of three academic colleges in the University and is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes as well as conducting world-leading research. The College comprises three departments: Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Brunel Medical School. In Health Sciences, academic endeavours take place in the Divisions of Global Public Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in any relevant discipline who will have the responsibility as Head for driving the development of the Department of Health Sciences, its 100 academic staff and over 1,700 students through novel educational programmes and avenues of research in line with the University’s strategy and from synergies across other academic disciplines. Reporting to the Executive Dean of the College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, and as a member of the College Management Board, the Head will play a key role in delivering the strategic objectives and overall future development of the Department, College and University.

Strongly committed to the goals and values of the institution, candidates for the post of Head of the Department of Health Sciences will bring a proven track record of excellence in education and research in a field of study that complements the main strands of the College. They will demonstrate the enthusiasm, representational skills and personal presence to manage staff through change and to champion Brunel on the national and international stage.

We offer a generous annual leave package plus discretionary University closure days, excellent training and development opportunities as well as a great occupational pension scheme and a range of health-related support. The University is committed to a hybrid working approach.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 9 January 2023

Interviews will take place on: Friday, 27 January 2023 (in person)

Brunel University London has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to promote and achieve a fully inclusive workforce to reflect our community.