Professor and Head of the School of Mathematics

Ref: 3757

University of Leeds


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Role Managed by:

Yana Shevkirova

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 08/10/2018

Formal Interview Date: December 2018

The University of Leeds is one of the UK's largest, most prestigious and diverse research-intensive universities. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities in the QS rankings, and a member of the Russell Group, it was named as the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2017. With an annual turnover of £635 million, more than 33,000 students and 7,800 staff, the University is making significant investments in student education, research and innovation, and extending its international reach. The campus is also being transformed to meet the needs and aspirations of students and staff. 

As the largest of the four schools in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, the School of Mathematics is home to approximately 100 academic and academic-related staff, and 200 MSc and PhD students, making it currently one of the largest in the UK. The School comprises three departments, of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics and financial mathematics, within which reside world-leading groups in Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluids, Mathematical Logic and Shape Analysis. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the School was ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Mathematics for the quality of its research.

The University is now seeking to appoint an experienced mathematician at professorial level as Head of School. The new Head will have responsibility for the continuing development and delivery of the School's academic strategy whilst also contributing, as a member of the management team of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, to the development and implementation of the Faculty strategy. 

Candidates for the post will have a track record of leadership and management in a relevant context, a proven ability to drive and to implement change successfully, and a demonstrable record of collaborative working. The successful candidate will bring to the School an ability to think strategically and creatively, a proven record in leading world-class research in mathematical sciences, and a commitment to the highest quality mathematics education.

The University of Leeds is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnic origin or disability.

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