The Director will lead the strategic direction of the School, ensuring that it sustains and enhances its position as a world-leading academic centre focused upon teaching, research, and engagement with enterprise on climate change and long-term environmental sustainability.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in academic and management leadership roles, and will possess the ability to represent the school effectively to stakeholders within the University as well as to external stakeholders (e.g. policy-makers, businesses, universities, international financial institutions, NGOs, funding partners and advisors). The appointee will provide academic research leadership and act as an ambassador for the Smith School; sustain and develop the school’s reputation for world-leading interdisciplinary research in enterprise and the environment and its application; provide strategic leadership for the school’s teaching activities; promote interdisciplinary research links across the university; establish, enhance and maintain links with external stakeholders; and ensure the school’s financial stability and effective operational management.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate with significant research experience and have a demonstrated global academic reputation in one of the Smith School’s related disciplines, successful leadership experience, be skilled at operating at the intersection of academia, business and the environment, have a record of excellence in research, publication and teaching, significant experience of inspiring and supporting academic, research and support staff, and experience in raising philanthropic and other funding.
Start date: 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter for 5 years in the first instance.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.
The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 7 March 2018.