Professor and Head of School of Computer Science

University of Nottingham

  • Permanent
  • Nottingham, East Midlands
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Professor and Head of School of Computer Science
Date posted:27th February 2024
Closing date:22nd March 2024

The University of Nottingham’s founding pioneering spirit and ambitious vision still resonates and drives our University today, as we strive to deliver an exceptional research-led education to our 46,000 students, and to transform lives and societies around the globe through our world-leading research.

Our educational ethos is built on the premise that education transforms lives and unlocks potential and possibility. This drives our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as we encourage our students to be courageous, to achieve, and to shape the world around them. Ranked 7th in the UK for research power in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, our research is both extraordinary and world-leading, bringing together talented, passionate and dedicated people who strive to make discoveries that have a real impact on lives and societies across the world.

We are now seeking to appoint the Head of the School of Computer Science. The School has state-of-the-art facilities and undertakes world leading research in areas including user experience design, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and data science. REF 2021 saw the School’s Research Environment classed as 100% ‘world leading’ and ranked #1 in the UK, with 97% of its research outputs considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Science, the Head of School will be accountable for all aspects of the performance and management of the School, including resource and budget management. Working collaboratively with the Faculty senior leadership team and colleagues within the School, the Head of School will develop and implement the academic strategy for the School, to achieve and maintain high standards in research and quality education and experience for our students. They will also drive engagement with our equivalent Schools on our international campuses to foster academic collaboration and enhance student experiences.

You will bring a significant research profile in computer science and will have a proven track record of successful management, both strategically and operationally, of a relevant department or academic unit. You must be able to demonstrate effective, inclusive leadership and as well as experience in the delivery of quality research and teaching programmes.

This is a permanent professorial appointment with the first five years as Head of School, and the potential for renewal for a second term.

For more information on this important leadership role, please visit the University of Nottingham senior appointments site here.

The closing date is noon Friday 22 March 2024.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus.

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