Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
28 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Edinburgh 

Appointment of Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering

One of the world’s top 20 institutions, The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the depth and breadth of its research, the high quality of its teaching and learning, and its entrepreneurial and creative culture.

The College of Science and Engineering is one of the largest and highest-ranked science and engineering groupings in the UK. With an annual research income of £127 million and 2,700 academic and support staff serving nearly 8,500 students, the College’s seven schools cover a comprehensive range of STEM disciplines. The College is a key international player in science and engineering, with numerous European and international research collaborations, adding to its already outstanding reputation for high-quality world leading research. Exceptional opportunities exist to build upon the vibrant platform at Edinburgh, through further strengthening of the College’s student experience, research excellence, international links, postgraduate distance learning and societal and economic impact. Large-scale and visionary campus developments are planned for the near future, further developing the science and engineering campus which is situated in the heart of Edinburgh and Scotland.

Following the highly successful tenure of Professor Lesley Yellowlees, CBE, FRSE, the University is now seeking to appoint an exceptional Vice-Principal and Head to provide academic leadership and overall strategic management for the College. A member of the University Senior Management Group, s/he is expected to contribute to the development of the University's academic and business strategy and the promotion of effective 'inter-College' collaborations and activities. With an outstanding international reputation in research and education within a relevant discipline, s/he will have significant leadership and management experience, with sound financial acumen and experience of business planning. A visionary for modern forms of science and engineering education and research, the Vice-Principal and Head will be able to design and lead an ambitious University and College strategy in a collegiate and collaborative way. A champion for equality and diversity, s/he will also have the interpersonal skills to represent the institution, build relationships and raise the profile of the College, particularly internationally, with prospective staff and students, with industry partners and with donors and funding bodies.

For more information, including how to apply please visit quoting reference 2765. The deadline for applications is 12 noon GMT Monday 9th January 2017.

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