The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL seeks to appoint a Director in succession to Professor Harold Cook, who will step down as Director in 2009. Applicants should be historians of medicine with an international reputation, proven managerial and administrative abilities and a commitment to maintaining and enhancing the Centre’s position as a world class research institute. The Centre is a free-standing unit within the Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL and maintains close relations with the Wellcome Trust, through which it is funded.

The successful applicant for the Directorship will be appointed at a ‘competitive salary within UCL’s professorial pay range’.

We seek an outstanding scholar with a strong commitment to research, who will add to or complement our existing strengths (detailed in the further particulars) and who will help provide academic leadership and cohesion to a well-funded group of, at present, 32 permanent academic and support staff and in excess of 50 research fellows and associates, visiting scholars and PhD students.

Further particulars are available at or From Mr Alan Shiel, Chief Administrative Officer, Wellcome Trust Centre, 183, Euston Road, London NW1 2BE ( tel +44 (0)207-679-8108, email: [email protected] ). Informal inquiries can be made to Professor Anne Hardy, Deputy Director of the Centre (tel +44 (0) 207-679-8104, email [email protected]) or Professor Peter Mobbs, dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences (tel +44(0)207-679-0833, email, [email protected]).

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are currently under-represented within UCL at this level.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th September 2008.