The University of Wolverhampton

Head of Department Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
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49,772 to 57,675 pa
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The Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking to appoint a new Head for the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science (BCFS). The University has embarked on exciting new developments within the department to complement established courses in Biology and Forensic Science by reintroducing chemistry provision at Undergraduate level, and will be launching Physics courses to start in September 2017. The post will involve management and leadership to the department in the development and delivery of teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the physical and biological science programmes offered by the university.


You will have evidence of being able to deliver research outcomes that will contribute to the REF, either by evidence of independent research with the capability of attracting support or by engaging with one or more of the successful research areas that form part of the School’s research portfolio. You will have a minimum of a good honours degree and doctorate in any scientific discipline in keeping with the School’s current portfolio, although candidates with a biosciences background would be particularly welcomed. Good communication and organisational skills are essential attributes for the successful candidate.


The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science is an active and expanding area within the University, and in combination with the Department of Biomedical Science and Physiology forms the Wolverhampton School of Sciences. There are laboratory facilities available for both physical and biological sciences together with extensive facilities for materials science and materials testing on our Telford Innovation Campus. As part of the University’s on-going investment in science and technology, the Faculty’s research and teaching laboratory activity has recently been relocated into a new £25 million laboratory building, which houses state-of-the art teaching and research facilities to support science in all disciplines.


For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of the Wolverhampton School of Sciences, Dr Gary Hix on 01902 322365 or the departmental secretary (to leave a message), Emma Miles on 01902 322536

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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