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Head of Department of Health Studies

School of Life Science and the Environment (Central)

Location:  Egham
Salary:  Professorial Pay Scale
Closing Date:  Monday 15 March 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0221-035

Full-Time, Permanent

Applicants are invited for this new and exciting senior post, to lead the development of a new department in Health Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

The post is offered as a Research & Teaching, Teaching-focused, or Practice-focused contract, depending on individual strengths. It is a permanent post, at Chair level. The Department will be based in the School of Life Sciences and the Environment, alongside existing departments of Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography and Psychology. Health Studies will also collaborate closely with the Schools of Law and Social Sciences, and the School of Business and Management.

We are committed to creating a programme of courses that are flexible, with different modes of delivery, that take into account the needs of groups with limited access to HE, alongside more traditional approaches. Our vision is for our students, undergraduate and postgraduate, to have the ability to connect knowledge to health-related problems and solutions. Their solutions will be based around creative and flexible thinking and their education will include experiential learning, and placement-based trial and error experiences, alone and in teams, including interdisciplinary settings. 

We are looking for an energetic and committed individual, with experience that spans both HE and health settings to lead on the creation of the department and its programmes.  

You should have a good understanding of health-related curricula and of accreditation bodies to ease our students move post studies into the work market. Applicants should have a PhD in an area related to Health, and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, experience in successful curriculum development, and innovative pedagogical thinking. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

This is a full time and permanent post. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Tamar Pincus on: T.Pincus@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: Recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0221-035

Closing Date:   Midnight, Friday 15 March 2021 

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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