Head of Department of Computer Science

Ref: 6162

University of Exeter

Exeter, UK

Role Managed by:

Lucy Roper

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7358

e: lucy.roper@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 02/12/2022

Formal Interview Date: December / January

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The University of Exeter is one of the world’s best universities. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of top UK research-intensive universities, having ranked in the top 150 universities in the world and the top 15 UK universities in prestigious global and national league tables. Our success is built upon strong foundations of leadership, governance and management, and a sector-leading partnership with our students.

Launched in October 2021, our new Strategy 2030 aims to use our outstanding education and research to create a sustainable, health and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision will continually move us forward to make a difference to people, our communities, our partners, and to the world around us.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Exeter has a growing global reputation for excellent teaching and research. It comprises of experts in artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, computer vision, high performance computing, the future internet, and evolutionary algorithms. More than 94% of our Computer Science research outputs were recognised as internationally excellent in REF 2021.

We are seeking to appoint a new Head of Department who will provide leadership for the Department and develop its strategy in line with University goals and aspirations. The Head of Department will be responsible for the delivery of key departmental KPIs (such as, finance, student numbers, NSS, completion, graduate outcomes, education gain and research and business funding and outputs). They will also promote a sense of collegiality, ambition, inclusion and a vibrant culture, encouraging productivity, promoting interdisciplinarity and ensuring the Department contributes to the delivery of the Faculty’s agreed business plan.

About you

You will be able to demonstrate experience of leading and managing high performing academic teams and an ability to think and plan strategically, articulate priorities and imperatives, and contribute to the delivery of change. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of innovative research and publications as well as the capacity to lead and inspire colleagues and students. They will display an understanding of the importance of equality and diversity within an organisation and a commitment to helping create an inclusive culture.

The University of Exeter is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment process it is the University’s clear stated aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. The University particularly welcomes applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBTQ+ community and from disabled people.

How to Apply

For details of the appointment, including further information about the job description, person specification and how to apply, please visit: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 6162.

For informal inquiries please contact Lucy Roper at Lucy.Roper@perrettlaver.com or on +(44)20 3928 7358.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT on Friday 2nd December 2022.

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