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Head of School of Biological Sciences
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: JTR00205

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 07/10/2019

Job live date: 13/09/2019

Salary: Minimum of £67,732 per annum plus HoS allowance of £8,250 per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Professor)

Department: School of Biological Sciences

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed Term until 31 December 2025


The University is advertising for the post of Head of School of Biological Sciences for the next six years, from 1 January 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Vice Chancellor is seeking expressions of interest from staff within the School and across the University who are keen to develop their careers further by taking on an academic leadership and managerial role at an important time for the University. Responsible for providing the School’s academic leadership, the Head of School will also contribute to the broader leadership within the wider University.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications where a flexible working pattern and/or a job share is proposed. Specifically, we welcome applications where it is proposed to take up the role as half of a job share (and no indication is needed as to who the other half might be). We also welcome coordinated applications from two separate members of staff proposing to undertake the role as a job share.

To view the job description and person specification for the roles, please click on the link below. We welcome informal enquiries which can be addressed to PVC Professor Mark Fellowes.

Open only to internal candidates, click on Apply Now. You will be asked to enter your personal details, submit a statement of interest and suitability (1000 words max) and attach a copy of your CV by Monday 7 October 2019

Shortlisting and interview dates                  

  • Shortlisting on Thursday 10 October 2019
  • Interviews on  Friday 18 October 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a presentation to members of the School. Presentations will take place on the 16th October 2019.


Informal contact details

Contact role:

Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Planning & Resource)

Contact name:

Professor Mark Fellowes

Contact phone:

0118 378 8597

Contact email:





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