Person specification

Background and experience

Ideal candidates should have:

  • An outstanding academic profile and the necessary academic credibility to lead the Department of Chemistry with a demonstrable record of education innovation and research success.
  • Experience of working with Research Councils and /or other funding bodies.
  • A demonstrable track record of attracting, supporting and retaining world-class researchers and educators.
  • A strong track record of fostering collaboration and teamwork whilst empowering others by creating a collegiate and effective working environment.
  • Experience of delivering diversity, equality and inclusion within the workplace.
  • Experience of engaging with external partners and international activities.

*For ‘How identified and assessed’ use: AP - application, AS - assessment, I - interview, P - presentation, R - references
Education / qualification and training
PhD in a relevant area of chemistry or related subject X   AP
To have developed a strong and distinctive research vision and record within the field, which complements existing research in the Department X   AP
Evidence of significant impact in the field X   AP
Established external links including with industry, academic societies, government and/or charted/professional bodies   X AP, I, R
Knowledge / skills
Ability to think strategically and contribute at a senior level to the Department, NMES and King’s X   AP, P, R
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade X   Ap, I, P, R
Excellent administrative and operational skills X   AP, I, R
Possess in-depth understanding of the discipline to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field X   AP, I, R
Personal characteristics/other requirements
Ability to provide inclusive academic leadership X   I, P, R
Ability to both lead and work within a team X   I, P, R
Ability to plan and prioritise workload X   I, P, R
To understand institutional management systems and the wider higher education environment X   I, P, R
Highly effective oral and written communication skills, to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information X   AP, I, P, R
Creative problem solver X   I, P, R
Proactive in creating and developing interactions and collaborations with colleagues X   I, P, R
Role specific requirements
To have developed a strong and distinctive research vision within the field, which complements existing research in the Department and consistent with the future strategic research direction of King’s X   AP, I, P, R
An outstanding and inspiring record of achievement in research and publication recognised as internationally leading X   AP, I, P, R
Proven ability to attract substantial research funding over a sustained period X   AP, I, P, R
Proven ability to build an internationally leading research group and successfully manage and promote that group’s research within an international arena X   AP, I, P, R