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Head of Department of Computer and Information Sciences


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  • Scotland

  • £ Competitive salary

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Head of Department and Professor of Computer and Information Sciences
Competitive Salary
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university, focused on delivering excellent teaching and world-class research and known for forging strong collaborative links with industry, government, business and the third sector.
We have achieved significant success through the realisation of our distinctive ‘triple helix approach’– the coming together of academia, business and industry, and the government and public sector, in common cause – and a determination to make a significant difference for our students, the economy and wider society.  At Strathclyde, we are committed to redefining the role of universities in industrial collaboration to support sustainable economic growth, and to deliver wider societal benefit by fully exploiting the impact of our research and knowledge. The existence of a supportive innovation ecosystem is crucial in guiding and developing technologies on the journey from new research to commercial application. At Strathclyde, this is provided by the expertise within our Departments, Schools and Faculties, and crucially through our industry facing Centres which work collaboratively with industrial partners.
As a research intensive Department, we have an international reputation for high quality research, spanning the whole spectrum of theory and application from fundamental algorithms and programming language design to human-centred computing and information sciences. The Department has excellent research and teaching facilities.
We are looking to appoint an internationally recognised academic leader with a substantial track record in teaching, research and knowledge exchange. You will be expected to provide academic and motivational leadership to enable the Department of Computer & Information Sciences to take forward its portfolio of research and knowledge exchange activity, its leading teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to enhance the Department’s national and international reputation. The Department has achieved major recent successes in REF performance, NSS ratings, quality and volume of student recruitment – the successful candidate will accelerate and diversify these performance gains.
You will be an excellent communicator, capable of inspiring staff and students and driving forward the Department’s ambitions and strategic aims. We welcome applications from high calibre applicants in any area of computer and information science. In order to support the role of a Head of Department, we have put in place Departmental Managers within the Faculty of Science who work closely with the HoDs to provide a consistent level of senior administrative support complementing the academic leadership from the HoD.
Appointment as Head of Department will be for a fixed term period of 3 years initially and you will also be appointed to an open-ended substantive Professorial post in the Department at a level which is in accordance with your qualifications, standing and experience.
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