Professor in Neuroscience

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Closing Date
24 Feb 2021
£62,727 to £75,868
School of Life Sciences Keele University Campus Newcastle-under-Lyme
Full time
Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. As part of the continued development and expansion of The School of Life Sciences we are seeking to appoint a new Professor of Neuroscience. This post is a key appointment which will be of central importance in enhancing the School’s research profile, developing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision and extending the School’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally. Specifically you will engage in and publish world leading research and generate significant research income; successfully supervise postgraduate students; offer leadership in research; and undertake teaching responsibilities relevant to programmes of the School. This post represents an exciting opportunity for an individual to develop their world leading research in a buoyant and expanding School of Life Sciences, which has strong links to the schools of Medicine, Psychology and the Veterinary Science. Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in any area of Neuroscience and its applications. You should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related area, extensive experience of research and teaching together with a significant publication record in peer-reviewed journals and experience in gaining research funding. You should also have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, candidates should have experience in leadership in an academic environment coupled with the ability to inspire and motivate other staff. Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post. Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce. We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role. The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Dawn Scott, Head of School of Life Sciences. Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

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Professor Dawn Scott, Head of School of Life Sciences.