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Professor, Institute of Health & Wellbeing

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The University of Suffolk is one of the newest UK universities and is driven by a strong commitment to social mobility and inclusion. The University is strongly embedded in the local region and the student experience is at the heart of the University. Under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Langton, the University is continuing to grow and there are a number of exciting strategic developments at the university. The University now wishes to appoint a new Professor to lead the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

The Institute for Health and Wellbeing brings together a growing body of research in this field from across the University. It benefits from strong partnerships with NHS, health charities and other organisations working together to provide research and evaluation services as well as training opportunities which will benefit the local population and beyond.  It aims to develop its portfolio of funded research in ways that respond to key health and wellbeing challenges within the local population, making a local, national and, where possible, an international contribution to the field. Key strengths include a multidisciplinary membership with a growing track record of applied research in areas such as: cancer survivorship, integrated care, sports and performance, and living well into old age.

The appointed Professor will be responsible for leading the work of the University’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing research; identifying and obtaining resources to conduct nationally and internationally excellent research; developing the Institute’s external partnerships; supporting the University in achieving research degree awarding powers through the recruitment and supervision of PhD students; working alongside other senior members of staff to prepare submissions for the Research Excellence Framework; and mentoring and developing staff within the Institute.  

We are seeking applications from accomplished and ambitious academics who hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area and can demonstrate their ability to lead the development of excellence in research and contribute their own research in one or more of the areas within the institute.  A strong research reputation, and corresponding track record of publications, is essential, as is a successful track record of securing research funding from Research Councils and other funding bodies.  Candidates will also have experience of delivering strong and effective academic leadership.

Applications are invited from individuals who also have significant experience of delivering excellent education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and of supervising doctoral students to completion.  The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate established links with local, national and international organisations (e.g. NHS Trusts, private sector) in one or more of the applied research areas within the institute.

The job description is attached below. Please apply via the link below.

Application Deadline:  9th July 2020

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We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 17:00

How to apply:

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  2. For an application pack and how to apply, please visit:

    For a confidential conversation about the role, please email

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