Professor and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:45

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Head of School of Earth Sciences who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.
This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy.  We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines.  The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
The School is a leading international centre for the Earth Sciences, and is consistently one of the highest ranked Earth Science groups in the UK.  It boasts research strengths across palaeobiology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry and volcanology, which underpin a diverse teaching programme at undergraduate and masters levels.  Sustained funding successes and links to industry have led to the development of numerous state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment facilities, as well as attracting high calibre postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  The School prides itself on maintaining a collegial atmosphere that provides support to all its members.
With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education.  Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’.
The closing date for applications is Monday 9 October 2017 at midnight.
The interview process will take place over two days on 28 and 29 November 2017.
To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.
For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Tim Gallagher, Dean of Science, at
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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