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Expressions of interest are invited for two important academic leadership roles in the Medical Sciences Division Graduate School.
Applicants should email expressions of interest (including a short CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 12.00 noon on Monday 5 June. (Informal enquiries may be addressed to email@example.com (01865 289540) or firstname.lastname@example.org (01865 289546).)
1) Director of the Medical Sciences Division Graduate School
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to the role of Director of the Graduate School with effect from 1 September 2017. The role is tenable for three years in the first instance.
The appointee will be an experienced supervisor of research students in the medical sciences, ideally with substantial experience as a Director of Graduate Studies or otherwise s/he will have played a significant role in the development of graduate policy and practice in their department. S/he will have the ability to provide strategic direction and leadership on graduate studies matters across all departments within the Medical Sciences Division, and the skills, knowledge and experience to act as an effective advocate for the Graduate School at all levels, both within the collegiate University and externally with funding bodies and other agencies.
The role is available to internal applicants only. The Director is accountable to the Associate Head of Division (Education) for the performance of his/her duties. A responsibility allowance is available in recognition of the additional duties attached to the Directorship. The terms of the appointment will be agreed between the Head of Division and the appointee, after discussion with the appointee’s Head of Department.
2) Director of the Oxford Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to the role of Director of the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) with effect from 1 September 2017. This is a new position, following a re-organisation of leadership responsibilities within the Medical Sciences Graduate School. The role of Director of the MRC DTP is tenable for three years in the first instance.
The appointee will be a senior academic in the medical sciences, with appropriate experience and institutional standing, who will lead the delivery of the Oxford-MRC DTP. The Director will also lead the University’s preparation of future bids for MRC DTP funding (including any allocations of iCASE studentship funding, to be determined during 2017). The appointee will be an experienced supervisor of MRC-funded research students with a thorough understanding of the MRC’s expectations for postgraduate training and their priorities for skills provision. S/he will ideally have experience of MRC grant funding, coupled with knowledge of research policy, strategy and funding in the medical sciences. S/he will have highly effective negotiating skills and experience in the delivery of collaborative activity. S/he will also have experience of, and enthusiasm for, skills development.
The role is available to internal applicants only. The Director of the MRC DTP is accountable to the Director of the Graduate School for the performance of his/her duties. A responsibility allowance is available in recognition of the additional duties attached to the Directorship. The terms of the appointment will be agreed between the Head of Division and the appointee, after discussion with the appointee’s Head of Department.