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Head of School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Keele University - School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Location: Keele
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th September 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021

Keele University has international reach, a reputation for world-class research, high quality research-led education and an outstanding student experience, reflected in a Gold award in the TEF.  Keele has consistently ranked within the top three universities in England for overall student satisfaction in the NSS. The University has invested heavily over the past 10 years in its campus and infrastructure, including in up-to-date computer labs, a high-performance computing facility, a maker space environment and a gaming lab. Keele has a strong digital focus, with a new innovation centre (IC7) targeting digital industries, and a new Digital Society Institute focusing on the contributions of data science and analytics to society. The University is large enough to have high impact and profile, but small enough to sustain its commitment to community and individuals. The University is now seeking to appoint an inspirational leader as Head of School of Computer Science and Mathematics.

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics is currently in an exciting stage of development, extending its national and international reputation in research and teaching. The School has world leading strengths in solid and fluid mechanics, artificial intelligence and systems and software engineering, with increasing interests in cross-disciplinary areas including smart energy, digital society and smart transport. The School enjoys strong links with industrial partners and also with colleagues from other schools, in particular in the areas of machine learning and data science applications in Medicine and Life Sciences. The new Head will lead a school with circa 30 academic staff, and nearly 700 students, and will manage a budget of circa £6m. The new Head of School will be expected to further develop the research profile of the School and further enhance learning and teaching. The appointee will be a key member of the leadership team of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The successful candidate will bring a strong personal research background in a relevant discipline, as well as experience of leadership and management in an academic environment and the ability to motivate and inspire staff. Candidates will demonstrate excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, and will know how to build a strong team culture. Candidates will be outstanding research leaders, equally committed to teaching and students, and will lead the School to further develop a visible and distinctive identity, balancing the needs of teaching and research.  This is an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the School.

For further details on the role, please   visit .  

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to by close of business on 25 October 2021. 

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups.  In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of black, asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for this post.

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