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Head of School of GeoSciences

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering - School of GeoSciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £61,818 per annum (Grade 10)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021
Job Ref: 2037

Full Time (35 hours per week)

Fixed Term for 5 years

Are you an innovative academic of international standing?  An opportunity is now available for the position of the Head of the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.

This is an exceptional opportunity for you to join one of the top universities in the world. The University of Edinburgh is currently 16th in the QS World University rankings and provides exceptional research, teaching and living environments.

The School of GeoSciences within the University is one of the largest and most successful groupings of geographers and geoscientists in the UK.  Our vision is "to understand the natural world and develop solutions to key societal challenges and inequalities in order to secure a more socially just and environmentally sustainable world".

Our community of staff, students and researchers are passionately committed to understanding the impact of climate on the Earth's systems, the environment and ecosystems, and the social, economic, cultural and political implications for society.

Our School delivers cutting-edge research, inspirational teaching and innovative thinking, attracting a high level of research funding and some of the greatest minds from around the globe.  We have a growing and cosmopolitan staff body numbering over 400, with 1,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world.

This post provides a unique opportunity for a candidate of exceptional calibre to play a key role in shaping the future of our School to increase our global impact and contribution to society.

Applications are invited from candidates who have significant experience operating in an academic environment.  In addition, they understand the demands of world-class research, scholarship and teaching across the range of disciplines present in our School, together with experience in people management within a complex organisation.

Applicants must have an exceptional personal record of research and funding awards. They should also be internationally recognised in at least one of our School's core disciplines and have the vision and skills required to lead the School.

Candidates will be committed to:

  • Strengthening and further developing our School's activities in research and impact;
  • Maximising the quality and effectiveness of its teaching;
  • Enhancing eLearning and online teaching initiatives that build on the University's existing strengths in online education;
  • Implementation of the School's strategic plan;
  • Act as the external advocate of the School to develop the School's presence and reputation, both nationally and internationally.

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