Brain Sciences


Ear Institute Director - call for applications

The UCL Ear Institute (EI) is inviting applications for the role of Director of the Institute, from 1 September 2023. For internal UCL candidates only.

The UCL Ear Institute is a thriving, multi-disciplinary research and education community. It comprises staff with expertise across scientific disciplines and throughout the full spectrum of basic and translational research. The Ear Institute is one of the nine Institutes/Divisions that make up the Faculty of Brain Sciences. The Faculty of Brain Sciences also includes the Institute of Ophthalmology, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, Division of Psychiatry, Institute of Prion Diseases, Institute of Mental Health and the UK Dementia Research Institute.

The successful applicant will be of international standing with an impressive track record in audiovestibular research, together with experience of running research programmes, academic management and strategic planning. They should have demonstrable leadership in their field of research, a collegiate approach with the ability to foster the strategic ambitions of others, financial acumen and proven managerial ability, strong communication and interpersonal skills and excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritise and balance the various demands on their time.

All Directors of Institutes and Divisions are appointed by the Provost, on recommendation by the Dean. This is a senior academic leadership position and as a member of the Faculty Executive, the Director will be expected to advise and contribute to the Faculty’s strategic and operational business, for example, in shaping the Faculty Strategic Operating Plan or in representing their Institute/Division on matters ranging from estates and planning to HR and finance. The Director will also be expected to support the Dean by managing prioritised initiatives at their Institute/Division, such as staff development and the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.

This is an appointment made for an initial term of five years, normally suitable for a candidate at professorial level (non-clinical or clinical). 

Applications for this position in the form of a CV and supporting statement should be sent by email to Christine Titterton, Faculty Executive Officer (christine.titterton@ucl.ac.uk) by close of play on Wednesday 31 May 2023. Presentations (morning) and interviews (afternoon) will be planned for June 2023.