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Deputy Dean

Hull York Medical School
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Hull York Medical School has a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting, contemporary schools. Since it was established in 2003, it has been inspiring doctors and academic leaders of the future with the research, skills and knowledge they need to look at things differently and advance improvements in healthcare around the world.  The Medical School has helped develop excellent and sustainable research teams in strategic areas, generating important findings and translating these into benefits for society.  We are currently undergoing the biggest transformation in our history, having been awarded an increase of almost 70% in medical student places in the 2017 competition for the expansion of medical student places, resulting in significant new investment in academic posts.

We are now seeking an inspirational leader to join our Leadership Team and help shape the development of the next phase of our School. The appointee will influence the strategy of the School, including teaching and research strategies, as well as leading changes in medical and health care science and practice. They will support the Dean with the current transformation agenda and, in areas of expertise, lead part of that agenda, while assisting with the recruitment of our expanded Faculty and deputising effectively and consistently for the Dean. They will lead their own portfolio of activity, which will include academic faculty development and cross-School leadership. The Deputy Dean will work across our campuses in Hull and York and engage with the leadership teams of both Universities, while developing the culture of the Medical School so that staff across all functions and all levels of seniority are respected, trusted and where people’s contribution is recognised and valued. If the appointee is clinically active, they will hold an Honorary NHS contract of up to two sessions weekly and will maintain their clinical professional development and revalidation.

The successful candidate will have a significant track record of senior leadership in an academic and clinical setting. They will be an acknowledged international expert in their research discipline, with a substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals and significant and sustained success in accessing research grants. With proven experience of managing complex and diverse workforce groups and their performance to achieve strategic outcomes, the successful candidate will be values-based with a public service ethos. They will have a proven ability to lead and create a working environment that is stimulating, collegial, empowering and which promotes diversity and inclusivity.

How to Apply:

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Mary Comer at

Applications for this position close on Friday 16 August.

For further information, download the Deputy Dean information pack here

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.