Head of Department & Professor - Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
08 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

 Head of Department & Professor

Department: Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (

Staff Category: Academic

Reference No: 121256

Reports To: Head of Department, Executive Dean of Engineering and the Principal

Grade: Professorial

Salary Range: The successful candidate will be appointed to the Academic Professional / Professorial scale for the substantive post. In addition, a Head of Department allowance will be payable for the duration of appointment as Head of Department

Contract Type: Initially for 3 years as Head of Department, with the possibility of a second term in office.  Running in parallel with this appointment, you will hold a substantive, open–ended, Academic Professional post.

FTE: 1

Closing Date: 30 September 2018

Job Advert

The Department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) provides a unique offering of combining end-to end multidisciplinary expertise from creative design, engineering design, manufacture, operations management, remanufacture and management of the entire system. DMEM also houses the UK’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Appointees would be expected to work closely with industry and business to deliver industry relevant research and knowledge exchange and to support through life education and skills development.

You will be an internationally recognised academic leader with a relevant first degree and a PhD (or equivalent professional qualification), together with a substantial track record in research, teaching and knowledge exchange, including management and leadership roles.  You will be an excellent communicator, capable of inspiring staff and students and driving forward the Department’s ambitions and strategic aims across its full range of activities.

Appointment as Head of Department will be for a fixed-term period of 3 years initially and you will also be appointed to an open-ended substantive post in the Department at a senior level, in accordance with your qualifications, standing and experience.  An indication of what can be expected at the various levels of our Academic Professional staff categories of our Academic Professional staff categories can be found here: Career Pathways.

For appointment at Professorial level: Subject to the Charter and Statutes and Ordinances and Regulations of the University, as Professor you will be responsible to the Court of the University through the Principal for providing leadership in your academic area and will report annually on this.  This is in addition to the responsibility, which each Professor owes to his or her Head of Department.