Human Resources

Head of School - 3802

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: Competitive (Grade 8)
Reference: 3802
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 10-Oct-2018
Closing date: 08-Nov-2018


Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. One of the three largest of the Institutions of the University of London, QMUL’s staff deliver world-class degree programmes and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences and law; in medicine and dentistry; and in science and engineering. QMUL is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK Universities. Having made in excess of £250 million investment in facilities over the past 15 years, QMUL is unique among London’s universities in being able to offer an integrated residential campus, with accommodation for 2000 students in our award winning student village on our Mile End campus.

One of five Schools within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the School of Physics and Astronomy is home to more than 110 staff, including academic, research and professional services staff,  and more than 120 PhD students. There are four dedicated research groups: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Condensed Matter Physics; Particle Physics; and Theoretical Physics. The groups have their own resources and attract significant funding from a variety of sources, including three prestigious ERC grants. The School performs both fundamental and applied research and has a long and successful cooperation with relevant industries.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is now seeking to appoint a new Head of School. Reporting to the Vice-Principal & Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering, the new Head will be accountable for the academic and financial performance of the School. As the senior academic in the School, the appointee will lead in the establishment and implementation of the School's strategy and its contribution to meeting the Strategic Aims of the Faculty and of Queen Mary.

Candidates for the post will be internationally recognised for their scholarship in any area of Physics and Astonomy, and they will have a track record of success in academic leadership and management, including the ability to motivate and inspire staff, students and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will bring an ability to think strategically and creatively, and will demonstrate a genuine passion for and commitment to world-class education and research in Physics and Astronomy. Applications should consist of your full academic CV, together with a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see reference 3802.

The deadline for applications is noon GMT on Thursday 8th November 2018