The University wishes to appoint a Head of School of Biotechnology for a five-year term of office with the possibility of extending the term for a further 5 years. The post will be offered as a permanent academic position within the School. The Head of School is required to exercise leadership, demonstrate vision and empower others in the daily management of the School in order to achieve the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities. The appointee will have strong academic and administrative leadership skills and management experience in an academic unit within a third level institution and have a strong track record in research and teaching & learning. The appointee will Chair the School of Biotechnology Management Committee. The position will be offered to a suitably qualified candidate at the level of Professor or Full Professor, depending on their experience and academic profile. If offered at the Professor level, the appointee will be eligible to apply for promotion after 3 years in the role on the basis of their achievements and performance in the role.
Please refer to the job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities associated with this role.
The Head of School is responsible to the Executive Dean for the management of the School, the School’s participation in the development of Faculty and University programmes, and the promotion of research in the School.
The primary role of the Head of School is to provide academic and administrative leadership to the School, and to report to the Dean, in relation to:
Ensure the governance of the School through:
In the current academic structure, budget and resource management accountability reside at Faculty level. School level resource management is the responsibility of the Head. The Head will liaise closely with the Executive Dean in the delivery of the following:
The Head of School will ensure that diversity is respected and that the University’s policy on equality is implemented and maintained across the School for the benefit of all staff and students.
The successful candidate will have a significant track record of achievement and leadership within the broad area of Biotechnology and/or Biomedical Sciences and an international reputation for high quality research.