Head of School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Bristol Faculty of Engineering
United Kingdom

Position type:
Full time
Competitive salary plus benefits
POSTED 30 Aug 2019
EXPIRES 22 Sep 2019
Reference number: ACAD103798

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint an outstanding academic leader as the Head of the Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering School.

As Head of School, you will occupy a key academic leadership position within the University. Reporting to the Faculty Dean, you will lead and manage the academic business of the School in relation both to strategy and to operations.

Candidates will have outstanding leadership credentials and a track record of excellence in research and education. An open and inclusive approach towards academic and professional service colleagues is a key requirement of the role, as is the ability to develop partnerships and to promote knowledge exchange. A deep commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion is also essential.

The appointment as Head of School will be for four years, subject to renewal, and will go hand in hand with an open-ended full-time professorial position.

This is an exceptional opportunity to shape the future of the School at a pioneering, Russell Group University in a creative, culturally vibrant city that was named the best city to live in by The Sunday Times in its ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’.


The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019.

The interview process is currently planned to take place on Tuesday 15th October 2019.


We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities. We would in particular be happy to talk to candidates interested in flexible working.


For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Ian Bond, Dean of the Faulty I.P.Bond@bristol.ac.uk or Sylvia Elliott, School Manager Sylvia.Elliott@bristol.ac.uk.


We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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