Dean of Medical School - #561455

Aston University

Date: 1 week ago
City: Birmingham
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Aston University

Aston University is an ambitious institution built on strong foundations and very much on an upwards trajectory. Recent accolades include Guardian University of the Year 2020, the Times Higher Education (THE) Entrepreneurial University of the Year and a top 25 ranking in the Guardian’s 2023 league table.

Aston’s strategy is committed to delivering positive change for its core beneficiaries - students, business and the professions, and the wider city region and communities. The University is renowned for its commitment to the future success of its students through adding significant value (top 20 LEO salary), social mobility (#2 in England) and providing a modern, supportive, and multicultural environment for all its staff and students.

Aston has an outstanding reputation for producing work-ready graduates from diverse backgrounds, and is among the UK’s most diverse universities. The University’s research and knowledge exchange performance and profile is strong for the size of the institution, with a compelling track record of bids, collaboration and engagement in the UK and internationally.

The College of Health and Life Sciences is firmly established as a leading provider for health and life sciences education and research.

Medical School

2023 will be an exciting time for Aston Medical School as they graduate their first cohort of medical graduates, and during the same year they are launching our Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse, Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons) programme has recently been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for undergraduate recruitment starting from 2023.

The Candidate

We are seeking an ambitious individual with drive and passion for medical education and clinical research who will play a pivotal part in the continued growth of the school’s academic activity and reputation.

You will bring a collaborative and inclusive management style, an ability to develop partnerships with external stakeholders which benefit the medical school and wider university, alongside efficient and effective resource management.

You may be a practising clinician or a clinical scientist with an outstanding international research profile and proven ability to attract significant research funding. Research interests or working in the areas of digital health, genomics or individualised medicine would be of particular interest.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Aston University on this appointment.

Candidates should apply for this role through the website at, using code MBGBA.

Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover letter. The closing date for applications is midnight 3rd January 2023.

If you are unable to apply through the website, please email [email protected] quoting reference MBGBA.

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