How to apply

Reports to:  Executive Dean, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences

Salary:  A competitive salary commensurate with the academic profile and experience of the successful applicant will be offered.


Science flasks

There are two elements to this appointment:

  • Head of Department of Chemistry. This appointment will be for four years in the first instance, on an additional and separate contract to that of the substantive appointment. With the potential for a subsequent renewal following a review process.

  • The substantive appointment is an ongoing academic contract, a permanent member of the academic staff of King’s College London. It is expected, but not a requirement, that the appointee will meet the criteria for an appointment at professorial level.


King’s College London is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment process it is the university’s clear stated aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBT+ community and from disabled people.

For an informal discussion, or to find out more about the role, please contact Matthew Granger in the King's Search Team at:   kings-search@kcl.ac.uk

To apply for this post you will need to register on the King’s College London application portal and submit the application form along with the following:

  • a short statement setting out your reasons for applying for the post and highlighting the particular skill and experience which you feel you would bring to the role (two pages maximum)

  • an updated curriculum vitae

Applications must be made electronically in Word or PDF format.

Please ensure you quote reference number 039785 on all correspondence.

Closing date for applications:  23.59 on Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Selection process

Applications will be shortlisted by a selection committee drawn from across the Faculty. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a two stage interview process and stakeholder engagement. The final interview panel will take place on Tuesday 24 May, chaired by the Senior Vice President (Academic) with representatives from across the Faculty and Department.

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.