Head of School of Informatics

University of Edinburgh - School Informatics

College of Science and Engineering

The School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh is a world-class centre for computer science and informatics research and education and the leading institution in its field in the United Kingdom. Applications are invited from academics of international standing for the position of Head of School.

Research and teaching within the School covers the full breadth of informatics and computer science. The School’s research is structured into six institutes; Adaptive and Neural Computation; Computer Systems Architecture; Foundations of Computer Science; Intelligent Systems and their Application; Logic, Language and Computation; Perception, Action and Behaviour.

The School is a community of around 600 academic staff, post-doctoral researchers and research students with a taught student cohort of over 1100. It is based in the modern, purpose-built, Informatics Forum on The University of Edinburgh’s city centre campus.

The School is experiencing a period of significant growth in both staff and students. This growth is just one driver of change, both internal to the University and externally. The School requires a strong leader with a strategic vision and the management skills to ensure that the School continues to build on its existing success and to steer a course through the many opportunities available.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an international research reputation, a commitment to teaching excellence and significant management experience. They will be of exceptional calibre, able to provide both academic and executive leadership and to act as the external advocate of the School to a range of stakeholders, nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an open-ended Professorial post within the School, and a five year term as Head of School.

Closing Date: 27 October 2017 at 5pm GMT

For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button below.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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