UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 41,000 students from 150 different countries. As well as being a global leader in teaching, UCL is also recognised as one of the most successful research institutions in the world. In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, UCL ranks tenth, making it the fourth in the United Kingdom, and fifth in Europe. UCL maintains an excellent record for job outcomes and is ranked in the top 5% of institutions in the world for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).
The Faculty of Population Health Sciences was founded in 2011 and brings together seven Institutes whose common aim is to explore and understand the underlying factors that cause ill-health and innovate to improve health worldwide. As demonstrated by the Research Excellence Framework 2014 results, the Faculty is one of the two leading Population Health Schools in the UK and is top amongst the Russell Group Universities. A 10% year on year growth has been delivered in education in the past five years and the Faculty has an on-going commitment to similar growth in future years. The Faculty currently has over 1600 academic, research and professional services staff, 1400 undergraduate, masters and PhD students, and in 2019/20 had a turnover of £164.6m.
UCL is seeking to appoint a Dean for the Faculty of Population Health Sciences to succeed Professor Graham Hart, who has led the Faculty since its inception in 2011. Professor Hart is stepping down from the role but will remain at UCL to support the development of the Health of the Public initiative. Covid 19 has raised - amongst other things - the profile and importance of epidemiological studies, health data, clinical trials, infection and health system management worldwide. The Faculty is central to all these areas of activity and faces a unique opportunity to progress, grow and deliver growth and impact across its research and educational agenda. The Dean will be responsible for identifying and realizing those opportunities alongside progressing the academic vision of all areas of activity housed within the Faculty.
The successful candidate will have an academic reputation of the highest international standing and an outstanding track record, together with experience of academic management and strategic planning. Candidates will have demonstrable leadership qualities with the ability to articulate a clear vision for the future of the Faculty. Significant leadership in an academic context is a requirement for the role. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity in relation to both students and staff.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to UCL on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WAYUI. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon 8 February 2021.