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Head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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  • Scotland

  • £ Competitive salary

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Head of Department and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
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 breadth of applied mathematics and statistics. 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 Mathematics and Statistics 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.
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 applied mathematics and statistics.
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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