Head of Computer Science

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences - Computer Science

The University of Exeter is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Professor and Head of Computer Science. The appointee will provide inspirational leadership of the rapidly growing department and will contribute to the strategic management of the College.

The Department of Computer Science, part of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, has grown rapidly. We have strong research profile, with an intensity-weighted rank 10th in the 2014 REF. Research in the department spans machine learning and artificial intelligence, data science, evolutionary computing and optimization, high performance computing and networking, knowledge representation and theoretical computer science.

We welcome applications from leaders able to develop new research foci. We provide three-year BSc and four-year MSci computer science programmes, with opportunities for industrial placement and study abroad, together with a Degree Apprenticeship. We offer masters programmes in Computer Science, and in Data Science, and have a thriving community of post-graduate research students.

We are now looking to attract a leading Professor to provide both strategic and operational leadership to build on our existing reputation for research and educational excellence, nationally and internationally. As the senior academic in the discipline and sitting on the College Executive Group, the Head will have previous experience of providing successful leadership and management, be a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics to the University to foster and develop the Department of Computer Science’s already well-established reputation for excellence. We seek an academic with a proven track record of internal and external partnership, combined with academic excellence in their own field. Working in an inter-disciplinary College and University, the Head will lead, engage and influence across a wide range of disciplines. They will have a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information contact Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College, Professor Ken Evans (K.E.Evans@exeter.ac.uk; 01392-723648) to discuss the post.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. See www.exeter.ac.uk/working for more information.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive About Disabled People': if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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