Professor/ Reader in Vision Science

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Location: Portsmouth

Recruiter name: University of Portsmouth

Hours: Full-time

Closing date:

University of Portsmouth seeks a Professor/ Reader in Vision Science

Job summary:

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work wishes to appoint a research leader in vision sciences, who is also able to provide innovative and inspiring leadership for our patient facing optometry services.

Description of role:

Faculty of Science
School of Health Sciences and Social Work
Employment type: Permanent
Employment basis: Full time
Salary: Competitive salary in accordance with experience
Post number: ZZ003500
Date published: 12 November 2018 
Closing date: 06 January 2019
Interview date: 04 February 2019

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work has an established profile in the sector, which is now growing with the addition of a number of exciting, new subject areas. Vision sciences plays an integral part of this growth in our academic profile and is supported by a team of dedicated and talented staff within optometry and the wider school. The post holder will maintain a leadership role that focuses on vision science, but also influences numerous other areas of the school and its work. Ensuring the growth of research and innovation in the area of vision sciences, utilising our purpose built, state-of-the-art eye clinic will be a key responsibility.

Candidates will have a substantial international research profile as evidenced by well-cited publications in leading journals and a track record of attracting research funding.  An ability to make connections between research areas and have a multi-disciplinary outlook is essential.  We are looking for a high-caliber individual with leadership capabilities, willing to share expertise and nurture others in disciplines across the School.

The post-holder will have opportunity to guide the strategic direction of vision science in Portsmouth, leading and working with a group of talented colleagues, in an ambitious and achieving school, enjoying strategic investment and growth. 

The candidate will be expected to enthusiastically integrate research specialisms into teaching across all programmes within the School, while developing skills relevant to the graduate labour market, thus contributing to the School's strategy of skills-focused and research-informed teaching.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate level, commensurate with experience, research profile and outputs.

The School has a total of 85 staff, with all academic staff being research or innovation active. We have a number of research fellows and post-graduate research students. The School’s research culture is blossoming, with active research groups integrating specialisms spanning global health, social care, primary and secondary care.

The School offers a range of pre-registration health and social care courses, which attract healthy numbers of good applicants and are growing within the international arena. The school is also active in supporting post-graduate students, including MRes, Professional Doctorate and PhD.

For an information discussion relating to this position, in the first instance please contact Dr Chris Markham, Head of School

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ003500 - Professor/ Reader in Vision Sciences.docx

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