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Head of School of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Location:  Lincoln
Competitive salary
Closing Date:   Thursday 30 September 2021
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  COS734A

Interview date - To be confirmed, anticipated to be mid-late October 2021

Dynamic leadership, inspirational academics and significant financial investment have seen our reputation for research and learning in science and engineering go from strength to strength. We’re looking for exceptional people with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement. Join us in shaping the next stage of our exciting future.

This post may attract professorial status for suitably qualified applicants. 

Set in the heart of a beautiful, safe and friendly city, the University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious and international institution with high aspirations and a rapidly improving profile 

We are looking for an inspirational and visionary Head of School with an interdisciplinary mind-set to lead the School of Computer Science. Your academic experience, leadership skills and strategic vision will be complemented by your strong track record in managing diverse teams of academics, supporting early career researchers, building research capacity and external links and delivering a superb student experience through innovative, accredited curricula that prepare students to be future leaders in their chosen fields.  You will be fully committed to providing an inclusive, supportive and collegial environment for all students and staff, whatever their background.  You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the desire and ability to support and develop talented and motivated teams to ensure that colleagues fulfil their potential.

You will also have an outward facing role, ensuring the School is at the forefront of addressing key challenges in skills provision and innovation in the local and global economy.  As a member of the College Leadership Team, you will have a collegial approach to working in an interdisciplinary and supportive environment alongside heads of other schools and the College directorate, sharing resources and facilities for maximum benefit. 

The School of Computer Science has an international reputation for the quality of its research and excellent teaching, with particular strengths in robotics and autonomous Systems, medical imaging and computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interactions and interactive technologies, supported by a significant portfolio of research income from a range of sources.  A diverse portfolio of post-graduate provision (research and taught) reflects these interests and attracts home and overseas students in increasing numbers, while Computer Science and Games Computing are popular undergraduate programmes with others under development.  Students and staff enjoy facilities in the newly built and equipped Isaac Newton Building.   

Taking on a permanent role in the School, you will serve as Head of School for 3 years, with the possibility of extension subject to mutual agreement. 

If this role is of interest we would be delighted to hear from you.  For an informal conversation about please contact the Head of College, Professor Libby John ljohn@lincoln.ac.uk.

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We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa, however, if you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Please refer to UK Visas and Immigration for further information and to consider your eligibility requirements to work in the UK prior to your application.