Head of Department of Chemistry and Forensics

Job Description

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2021, THE Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community Award 2021, Guardian University of the Year 2019, Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018, THE 2017 University of the Year; these are just some of the accolades bestowed upon Nottingham Trent University (NTU). We are focused on ‘Creating the University of the Future’, transforming the lives of our students and, through them, the world in which we live.

With 30 members of staff and 700 students, the Department of Chemistry and Forensics is part of the School of Science and Technology, an exciting multidisciplinary environment for learning, teaching and research, with some of the best facilities in the UK.  The Department has a long and established history for delivering cutting edge and applied research with our courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level receiving high levels of student satisfaction. Our expert and enthusiastic people are the cornerstone to our success. Many are active practitioners in their fields and all work hard to develop our students’ skills and knowledge to become contemporary chemists and forensic scientists. Research within the department spans a diverse range of topics within the key areas of: forensic science, analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, synthetic chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry and pedagogy.

We are seeking to appoint a new Head of Department to continue to lead the Department towards international excellence. As our Head you will work collegially in ensuring that our diverse student cohort reach their potential. With a focus on career progression of the team, an important part of your leadership brief will be the support of their roles, whether this be in encouraging our upward research trajectory or developing teaching and practice or teaching and scholarship pathways. As a Head of Department, your research, practice and/or scholarship area will align with one of the strengths in the School. This role is an excellent opportunity for a leader in Chemistry or Forensics with a passion and a clear vision for how we can continue our learning and teaching excellence and at the same time increase our profile in research and practice. Candidates can come from either academic discipline but must bring a broad mindset, harnessing the power of both areas and supporting our students and staff to excel.

Appointment Process and How to Apply

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the selection committee. Apply here Perrett Laver: Head of Department, Chemistry and Forensics

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 18th July.

Applications should consist of a letter of motivation that is no more than three pages, and a complete curriculum vitae including a publication and research funding list. Applications will be considered by the selection committee in late July. Dates of the final interviews are to be   confirmed.

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.