Professor and Head of Mathematics

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
To be agreed upon appointment
02 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Head of School of Mathematics who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.

This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy. We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working, both internally and externally, as well as academic excellence within a chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across a wide range of inter-faculty disciplines. The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The appointment is part of a major strategic expansion of the School of Mathematics, which in the forthcoming academic year will move to a substantial Grade-II listed property in the heart of the University precinct, providing office space for over 100 academics, 100 post-graduate students and 80 post-docs. The building is currently being transformed into a state- of-the-art teaching and research facility for mathematics at a cost of £33M. The School was recently organised into five newly established research institutes, comprising the Institute for Applied Mathematics, the Institute of Mathematical Physics, the Institute for Pure Mathematics, the Institute for Probability, Analysis and Dynamics, and the Institute for Statistical Science.

With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the south west of England and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education. Bristol was named the best city in Britain to live in by the Sunday Times in their ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’.

The closing date for applications is 14th September 2018 at midnight.
The interview process will take place over two days between 31st October and 1st November 2018.

To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Jens Marklof, Dean of Science, at

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.