The University of Wolverhampton

Head of Department of Biomedical Science Physiology

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
52,559 - 60,905 pa
Closing Date
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Wolverhampton School of Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Within the School, the Department of Biomedical Science and Physiology delivers high quality teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes offering integrated placement year opportunities in research, medical and commercial settings. Biological and Life Science Research is carried out in the newly opened £25 million pound Rosalind Franklin Research Facility, a purpose-built laboratory block which houses teaching laboratories and research facilities. In addition, we have newly refurbished suite of Physiology laboratories, which also provide excellent facilities for both teaching and research. The Department of Biomedical Science and Physiology is an active and expanding area within the University and we are seeking to appoint a Head of Department of Biomedical Science and Physiology. You will support and contribute to the development of new programmes, the delivery of undergraduate teaching, making a valuable contribution to delivery of modules on our well-established and successful IBMS Accredited BSc and MSc programmes in Biomedical Science. You will have evidence of being able to lead and manage an academic team and working to tight deadlines.


You will contribute to teaching in the Department which may be in any area covered by the portfolio of courses, but a background in microbiology and demonstrable experience of gaining (re)accreditation and working with the IBMS and HCPC are particularly welcomed. You will also demonstrate evidence of developing relationships with commercial and industrial partners, working towards KEF metrics and enhancement of graduate employability. You will have a minimum of a good honours degree and a doctorate in an area related to Biomedical Science. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential attributes.


The University of Wolverhampton is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity. All applicants for jobs will be considered on their abilities and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, caring responsibilities, colour, disability, employment status, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction. Training is available to support career progression within the University. We are committed to promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity and mutual respect that supports all of our staff and students and welcome applications from all sections of society.


Further information on the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes can be found on our website:


For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of School, Professor Gary Hix, (01902 322365,

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

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