Head of Subject – Biological and Forensic Sciences

University of South Wales

The University of South Wales (USW) takes pride in being a vocationally focused University, preparing students for jobs in key sectors in Wales and beyond. We have an ambitious 2030 strategic plan for growth, sustainability, and excellence in student outcomes that have included the reshaping of our faculty structures and the creation of Heads of Subject, who will lead our subject teams in providing the highest levels of student outcomes and developing industry-ready graduates.

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science (CES) is one of three faculties at USW. Offering courses in the main STEM subjects as well as more niche areas such as cyber security, forensic science and sustainable environment. All our courses are industry-linked with an emphasis on employability.

Biological and Forensic Sciences is a subject area within USW’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Science.  We offer a wide range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including Biomedical Science, International Wildlife Biology, Forensic Science, Forensic Investigation, and Medical Sciences. The subject area benefits from modern laboratory facilities and a specialist Scenes-of-Crime House. 

This role is based principally at USW’s Pontypridd campus but with an expectation to attend USW’s other campuses from time to time.

The role offers the opportunity to work with the Faculty’s leadership team and to provide leadership to the subject area, drive the strategy for the portfolio, and grow student numbers in this crucial subject area

This is a full time permanent post.

For an informal conversation about this post please contact

Dr Paul Davies, Dean of Faculty, [email protected] or

Hayley Burns, Deputy Dean of Faculty, [email protected]

Further information

Find out what we’re looking for from our Deputy Vice Chancellor, Donna Whitehead: https://youtu.be/x-0SqYFFSI4 (Welsh version: https://youtu.be/mn0sAgqPMNg )

To find out more about USW including our Strategies click here: https://www.southwales.ac.uk/about/

To find out more about the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQC2fO0xOc4

(Welsh version: https://youtu.be/6I9XwTS56gQ )

To discover more of the advantages of working for USW click here: http://tiny.cc/WorkatUSW  

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