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Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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    Attractive remuneration package

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    Nataliya Starik-Bludova

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    07717 003 792

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    about 1 month ago


Heriot-Watt is a distinctive university with global reach and a proud history of providing access to education, ideas and solutions that make a real contribution to the world. We are a values-led institution that is truly like no other, with five campuses located around the world that excel in teaching, research, and wider societal impact. This is an exciting time as we celebrate our founding bicentenary and embark on our new strategy, Strategy 2025, to become world-leading in all we do and continue to fulfil our mission to create and exchange knowledge that benefits society. Named as ‘International University of the Year’ in the 2018 Times and Sunday Times University Guide, we are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

We are now seeking an exceptional individual to lead the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS) as we look set to continue our successful strategy placing us at the leading edge in our disciplines. The School of EPS has an excellent international research reputation and close ties with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology. Over 3,000 students study in the School in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia, including more than 600 postgraduate students. The School has a broad offering that cuts across engineering and the physical sciences, and includes unique interdisciplinary degrees bringing together subjects such as photonics and cybertronics. The diversity of the EPS portfolio reflects the interdisciplinary nature of our outstanding, large-scale research with the School winning around half the institution’s £40m of annual research income.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity, and we are looking for candidates with the drive, enthusiasm and vision to help us realise our aspirations for the University and to shape the future. You will have a distinguished academic track record, truly inspirational leadership, and a transformative outlook. You will have proven ability to deliver excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and enterprise to enhance the reputation of the university in the UK and overseas and to ensure financial sustainability. With excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, you will have a clear commitment to delivering outstanding student experience, and proven ability to inspire and motivate teams.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from women and those from ethnic minority communities as they are underrepresented in the Heriot-Watt’s workforce at this level.

Heriot-Watt has appointed executive search specialists Veredus to support us with this appointment. For further information about the role and to apply, please refer to the candidate information pack.





Closing date for applications is: 17:00 on Monday 26 July 2021