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Head of the School of Mathematics

Are you an experienced and ambitious academic looking for an exciting senior leadership position? 

Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to lead the School to successfully develop and deliver the School’s plans through inspiring, motivating and developing staff to achieve their full potential? 

Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience in an international and interdisciplinary context? 

The Head of School of Mathematics will lead and manage the School, maximising strategic opportunities arising from the changing landscape of higher education and the University’s strategic plan, whilst leading and delivering excellence in research and education. 

You will be an active member of the University’s Leadership Forum and of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, promoting a coordinated approach to delivering innovative strategic academic development. You will be taking on a significant and complex leadership role in the Faculty, and must be able to lead with a clear vision, collegially engaging others across the School, Faculty and University. 

You will have the leadership skills, ambition and creativity to take forward the development and delivery of the School’s academic strategy and objectives. You will thrive on working collaboratively in a dynamic environment to enhance the reputation of the School with a focus on quality and excellence. 

Academic credibility is essential. You will have a sustained track record of excellence in research and/or student education, combined with excellent skills in team working and collaboration. 

The appointment will be from September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisor at Berwick Partners; Alex Albone on 0207 529 3061 or email:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at the University of Leeds in late June.

For further information about the University of Leeds, the School of Mathematics, and the priorities for the incoming Head of School of Mathematics, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners.

The deadline for applications is 23.59 (BST) Thursday 2 May 2019.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Academic
Grade 9 - Grade 10 (competitive salary)
Post Type:  Full Time
Release Date:  Thursday 21 March 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 02 May 2019
Reference:  71486
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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