Professor and Head of Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP)

University College London - UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP)

Consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, UCL is London’s Global University. UCL’s international reputation for excellence in research and education extends across all academic disciplines, from medicine, engineering, and the built environment to laws, arts and humanities.

The UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) is one of the newest departments at UCL and is unique in terms of the position it occupies at the interface of academic research and real world policy making. It is one of ten academic departments in the Faculty of Engineering but works with three world class UCL faculties in complementary disciplines. STEaPP draws on the wealth of research and expertise of UCL as a world class institution, as well as its location in London at the centre of UK government and policy making.

The department exists to create links between world leading expertise in science, engineering and technology, and local, national and international expertise in policy, finance and the corporate arena. As an agent fostering these connections, the department aims to equip professionals to navigate an increasingly complex world and the emerging challenges and opportunities of global issues such as technological innovation, climate change, cybersecurity, population expansion and the growth of cities. Combining expertise in disciplines such as law, international relations, policy analysis, public administration, regulation, science advice and diplomacy, innovation, risk and uncertainty and futures and foresight, this is no traditional academic department.

UCL now seeks an inspirational individual who will work closely with a dynamic, interdisciplinary cohort of academic staff from diverse backgrounds spanning the sciences, policy making and the corporate sector. The Head of Department will harness the collective expertise and ambition of this vibrant department, strengthening its ties to the heart of UK government as well as fostering wider, international collaboration and impact.

Whether you are currently working in academia, industry or are a policy maker, you will be an effective manager of people and complex relationships with a successful track record of aligning multi-disciplinary interests behind challenging goals.

This is a unique opportunity to lead this lead this young but rapidly developing department with burgeoning success and reputation in the next exciting phase of its development.

UCL vacancy reference: 1718358     

To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below

For a confidential conversation please contact our Executive Search partners at Harvey Nash: Natasha Jackson Attipoe +44 (0)207 333 1526 and Owen Francis +44 (0)207 333 1548. Please submit applications to quoting reference HN536586HNC.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview Date: Final interviews w/c 28 May 2018. 

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

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