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Vice Dean for Research - Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences

King's College London - Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Location: London
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th April 2021
Closes: 13th June 2021
Job Ref: 016525

Strand Campus

Job Description

Our vision is to establish King’s as an outstanding institution in science and technology, competitive with the world’s best.

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) comprises the departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics, and aims to be distinctive and bold. Our student and staff numbers are growing, and King’s continues to make significant investments in the Faculty including the development of £50m education and research engineering laboratories in the heart of our central London Strand campus. Our research strategy focuses on ambitious growth plans underpinned by excellence and harnessing opportunities for interdisciplinarity.

We are now searching for our next Vice Dean (Research) who will be critical to achieving and supporting our ambitions through strategic leadership and the development of a research environment and culture to support success, working with other faculties, departments and externally. The Vice-Dean (Research) oversees the Faculty’s research strategy and its successful delivery working in partnership with the Departments and the College, including strengthening and expanding interdisciplinary research, increase of successful grant capture, and the development of a research environment centred around innovation, excellence and quality.

Further Particulars

This post represents an exciting and prestigious opportunity to shape the future of science and engineering at King’s.

We are searching for candidates with direct experience of setting up a successful research group and a demonstrable understanding of establishing a clear research strategy.

The post holder should have an innovative and creative research track record of their own (in a field relevant to the Faculty) evidence of personal research standing, and a proven history of securing significant funding from varied and diverse sources to help enable others. Experience of establishing interdisciplinary research between departments and faculties while facilitating stakeholder relationships to achieve successful collaborations will also be a key element of the role.

For further information about the role please visit and to apply for this role, please go to the King’s Careers page and submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team at

The deadline for applications is Sunday 13th June 2021. Interviews are scheduled to be held in July 2021.

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

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