Head of School of Maths and Physics job with UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Head of School of Maths and Physics job with UNIVERSITY OF SURREY


Location: Guildford
Salary: £71,642 to £115,693
Type of position: full-time
Closing date: Wednesday 01 March 2023 at 23:59 GMT
Reference: 005623

The University of Surrey offers its students life-changing education and impactful research that delivers solutions to global problems. The Times Higher Education ranked Surrey 55th globally for impact and REF 2021 33rd for overall research quality. We are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction and number one in the UK for graduate employability according to the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

As part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physics, the newly established Faculty of Mathematics and Physics brings together the established faculties of Mathematics and Physics to live up to the faculty strategy “Towards An Optimized And Connected Future”. As a new faculty, we strive to provide high quality, student-centred instruction, driven by the integration of our teaching and research activities. The unique student experience in Surrey includes a focus on student placements and professional training opportunities.

Physics in Surrey has a strong research record, including the largest nuclear physics research group in the UK, a commitment to multidisciplinary research such as a Leverhulme funded center for quantum biology and an astronomy group studying the formation and evolution of our galaxy. Our photonics group can trace its origins back to the invention of some of the first lasers through our work on strained semiconductors.

Our mathematical research spans both pure and applied areas of mathematics and includes one of the largest research groups in nonlinear mathematics. Our data science and dynamics research employs a range of mathematical techniques used to identify system properties and make predictions using data and mathematical models.

This is an exciting time to be joining the University of Surrey at a time of investment in the school and the development of a new university and faculty strategy for the next 5 years. You will be able to shape and develop the school and play your part in influencing the continued growth and success of the school.

Bringing together expertise across disciplines is central to our focus to innovate and develop students who are ready to tackle real-world problems and solve global problems by bringing a fresh perspective.

We are looking for;

An experienced academic leader from a related discipline who can demonstrate the ability to think and act strategically and inspire others. A person who can demonstrate experience in establishing new departments or schools or has brought relevant disciplines together in new ways.

To apply, you must submit a complete CV and write a tailored supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the essential criteria set out in the Candidate Package.

If you would like to find out more please contact Suzi Fox on [email protected] to arrange a call. You can also contact Professor Bob Nichol, PVC Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences directly to discuss at [email protected]

The interviews will take place on Thursday 24 March 2023

More details: job description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click the Apply Online button above.

In return, we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job sharing and mixed home/campus work locations (depending on work duties), access to world-class on-campus recreational facilities, a range of travel programs and supportive family-friendly benefits, including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to learn more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to creating an inclusive environment that provides equal opportunities for all. We value diversity and strive to increase diversity in our community. As such, we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, such as Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, and people with disabilities.

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