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The University of Liverpool

Head Of Department and Professor of Public Health

Job description

Faculty Of Health and Life Sciences

Institute Of Population Health

Department Of Public Health, Policy and Systems

Head Of Department and Professor of Public Health

Salary negotiable

The University of Liverpool seeks to appoint a Head of Department and Chair in Public Health of appropriate experience, leadership ability and international stature. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a growing and successful Department. The role of Head of Department will be for three years initially and will be offered in combination with a permanent post at Professorial level. You will be a leading researcher with an outstanding track record of internationally excellent publications and ambitious research plans for the future. Experience of winning major research council funding and/or a proven record of securing other sources of research income is expected. You will have experience in organisational leadership. We would also expect you to demonstrate expertise in research-led teaching. We particularly encourage applications which would strengthen and/or complement our current research strengths (including: health inequalities; health policy; public health economics; heath systems analysis and modelling).

As Head of Department you will be reporting to the Executive Dean of the Institute of Population Health. You will provide leadership in contributing to the on-going development and oversight of the institute’s strategic plan and you will be an active member of the Institute Leadership Team. You will be responsible for developing strategies and implementing plans at Departmental level and will have significant responsibility for staff line management, including workload management and all aspects of staff development. You will lead the development of the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems, refining and implementing our plans to build local, national and international research partnerships, and to develop and deliver world-class education programmes.

As a Professor in Public Health you will be expected to maintain research and teaching contributions alongside the Headship responsibilities. In your statement we specifically invite you to set out your research agenda/plan for the next three years and to explain how you see your research activity contributing to the university’s priority of maintaining and further developing our international research excellence.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Sally Sheard, Executive Dean of the Institute of Population Health: or her PA Michelle Nelson on 0151 794 5329.


Job Ref: 045787

Closing Date: 5 September 2022

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