Chair in Population Health Sciences and Head of the Department of Population Health Sciences at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Position title – Chair in Population Health Sciences and Head of the Department of Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Period of appointment: Permanent professorial appointment as holder of the Chair in Population Health Sciences; Fixed-term appointment (renewable) for 5 years as Head of the Department of Population Health Sciences

Remuneration – Competitive

Population health is a major new strategic priority for King’s and our academic health sciences center (King’s Health Partners), driven by the depth of health inequalities in the UK and globally, and the wealth population health expertise in several faculties of the University. Locally, King’s Health Partners serves the population of South East London, a multi-ethnic society with a high level of deprivation.

Following the 2021 merger of the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences and the School of Life Sciences course, the new School of Life and Population Sciences course brings broad population health expertise in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine in one school, providing an exciting new environment for the academic expansion of population health research and education Within this new structure , the University is seeking an energetic and talented leader in population health as Head of the Department of Population Health Sciences, to lead its development and mobilize a critical mass of clinical, methodological and applied researchers in the new integrated school.

The Department of Population Health Sciences is dedicated to improving national and global health through research, education, and community partnerships. Academics in the department interface with population and health systems research in epidemiology; social determinants of health; primary health care; Global health, health informatics; Health economics and rehabilitation.

Population Health Sciences is one of four departments and a section of the King’s School of Life Course and Population Sciences. Together, the School offers a critical mass of population knowledge to understand how biology, behaviors, environments, and policies interact to determine the life course of physical and mental health. We engage the public, as well as civic and industrial partners to enrich our research and education.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative, enthusiastic and committed individual to this strategically important new role of Chair in Population Health Sciences, in order to increase the capacity and harness the potential of the Department and the School in research and population health education. As Head of Department, the incumbent is responsible for academic, strategic and operational leadership within the Department of Population Health Sciences, ensuring that the structure is fit for the achievement of the School’s ambitions ; and support the Director of the School of Life Course and Population Sciences to ensure excellence of the School’s leadership in all its activities.

This role represents an opportunity for the incumbent to develop new management and leadership skills, and to access valuable training and experience.

More information

In the Department of Population Health Sciences based in the School of Life and Population Sciences (KCL Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences), more than 150 staff members work with patients and the public to better understand population health and primary care, social and political sciences, epidemiology, statistics and health economics.

In REF2021, the School of Life Course & Population Sciences submitted two assessment units: Assessment Unit 3 (UoA3) – Allied Health, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy and Assessment Unit 2 (UoA2) – Public Health, health services and first aid.

The departments of Women’s and Children’s Health, Nutritional Sciences, Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology and Ophthalmology Section were submitted to UoA3. King’s was ranked 1st out of 89 UoA3 submissions in impact proportion and 4* rated results.

The Department of Population Health Sciences has been submitted to the UoA2. With a GPA score of 3.36, King’s was in the top 10 for UoA2 for 4* impact and ranked 13th in the UK for the proportion of submissions ranked at 4* and 3*. 100% of the impact was rated 3* or 4*.

How to register

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact our Research Advisor, Clare Bromley, at Berwick Partners (an Odgers Berndtson company) via [email protected]uk. Further information, including a candidate brochure, is available at www.berwickpartners.co.uk/86022.

Applications should consist of a resume detailing relevant qualifications and experience, full employment history and accomplishments. Resumes should be accompanied by a cover letter outlining how you believe you meet the criteria set out in the job description, your accomplishments, why the appointment is attractive, and what you would like to accomplish in the role.

Closing Date: July 14 5:00 p.m. BST

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