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Department Manager in Mathematics and Statistics

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17 May 2021

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde has a strong track record in teaching, research and engagement with industry and government organisations. It has a long and distinguished track record of conducting high quality research in mathematics and statistics applied to a wide range of real world problems. The Department has also developed distinctive teaching programmes for core degrees in mathematics and statistics, as well as many joint degrees with other Departments around the University - from business studies such as accounting, finance and economics, to areas of science such as physics, computer science and data analytics.

The Department seeks to recruit a Department Manager, to provide leadership, co-ordination and management, and strategic direction across all departmental operational activities. You will support the department's strategic planning through the development of policy and procedures to meet short-term operational targets and the creation of longer-term vision and strategy, ensuring that the department has effective support in terms of resources and procedures. The post holder will advise and support the Head of Department on annual and longer term budget planning for operational and wider Departmental strategic activities. You will also take overall responsibility for the leadership, recruitment, organisation and development of the Department's professional services team.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant subject, or have significant equivalent experience. You will have extensive managerial experience at a senior level in a complex and varied working environment, experience of managing projects with multiple inputs and experience of leading and managing a varied team. You will have experience of developing short and long-term strategic plans in alignment with wider organisational targets and objectives, and proven experience of managing significant funds. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, strong organisational skills with the ability to delegate effectively, and a proven ability to lead, to manage change where required, inspire confidence, encourage a team-based approach, and build effective working relationships with academic, teaching, research, administrative and professional services staff. Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcome from candidates with extensive managerial experience at a senior level within a Higher Education setting.

For more details and to apply, please click on the APPLY button now.

Closing Date 19/05/2021

Formal interviews for this post will be held late June 2021

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor John Mackenzie, Head of Department.
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