Professor and Head of Bristol Dental School

United Kingdom
Jan 11, 2021
Feb 10, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked in the world's top 60 in the QS World University Rankings 2020. We are proud of what our graduates go on to do; contributing significantly to society and to the economy, to public and private sectors, to large and small organisations, working locally, nationally and internationally.

These are exciting times for the Dental School at Bristol. Plans for a new model for dental education are at an advanced stage, and we expect to receive formal approval for a major capital investment in bespoke clinical dental teaching facilities early in 2021. The Head of School will be a key figure in driving the delivery of the new model and developing the relationships with local Commissioners, NHS Trusts, dental practitioners and patients groups that will be instrumental to the success of the new approach.

What will I be doing?

The Head of School provides academic leadership and strategic management within the School so that it achieves the highest academic standards as well as its financial objectives. It is a key academic leadership position within the Faculty, supporting the attainment of the University's vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the Faculty and University's academic strategy.

Who should apply

The Head of School will have an established record of academic achievement. The right candidate will provide inspirational leadership to the School and its staff, students and partners, enabling the School to further develop its excellent education and research. You will have a strategic vision for the School and its future development, as well as for the School's role within the University, the city region, the UK and internationally. You will have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and understand and be ready to champion the benefits of diversifying the current and future pipeline of talent - staff and students - across the Dental School. You will have a track record of excellent partnership working both within your institution with academic and professional services staff, and externally (including in particular with NHS organisations). You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to lead on and drive forward significant change within the School and the wider University.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 10th January 2021.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Jane Norman,

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences via .

This role is offered with a competitive salary plus benefits.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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