Head of Department and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a vibrant department, which has strong research expertise in Applied Analysis, Continuum Mechanics and Industrial Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Marine Population Modelling, Mathematical Biology, Epidemiology and Statistical Informatics, Applied Statistics and Stochastic Analysis. We have a distinguished track record of conducting high quality research in mathematics and statistics applied to a wide range of real world problems. The Department has also developed distinctive teaching modules for our own degree programmes, as well as for scientists and engineers across the University, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to appoint a Head of Department. This key, strategic appointment is vital to the maintenance and growth of the Department’s provision in mathematics and statistics research, Knowledge Exchange and teaching at UG, PGT and PGR levels. This business critical role is essential for delivering our contribution towards the University’s strategic vision for 2025 and beyond.
We seek to appoint an experienced professional, with a strong academic record and standing, who will provide leadership and management with measurable impact that is consistent with the role and the strategic direction of the Department, Faculty and University. The post is open-ended, and the successful candidate will hold the position of Head of Department for three years from the date of appointment; it is expected that half their time will be taken up by Head of Department duties. Thereafter, assuming no re-appointment as Head of Department, they will carry out the role of Professor within the Department.
We require a leadership approach and style which is consistent with the University’s values and which inspires others to deliver. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and work collaboratively with others. To be considered for the role you will have:
- an established track record of project, budget and staff management;
- a proven ability to attract substantial research funding over a sustained period, with a track record of multi/inter-disciplinary research collaborations and developing external partnerships;
- extensive experience of delivering high quality teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervision of research students;
- established links with industry, learned societies, government and/or relevant Chartered/professional bodies.
This is an exciting opportunity to join and continue to develop an ambitious department within the Science Faculty at the University. If you would like an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact me.
Prof Duncan Graham FRSE
Associate Principal & Executive Dean of Science
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 HoD 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.