01 Feb 2024

United Kingdom

University King's College London

Application Deadline February 26, 2024

Original Job Offer

Head of Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at King’s College London has a distinguished scientific tradition in pure and applied mathematics dating back to is its foundation in 1830, with a reputation today as a world-leading centre for research and study at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are now seeking a new Head of Department to provide strategic leadership, inspire staff to achieve high standards of research and teaching, and continue to position the Department to contribute significantly to wider Faculty and University objectives.

Mathematics covers a vast spectrum of fascinating topics and addresses fundamental questions, and as such the Department is well positioned to contribute to wider King’s ambitions, not least our ambition to make the world a better place. As a result, the Department has seen significant growth over the last four years, growing by 32% to 77 academic staff, and student numbers growing by 11%.

Based at our Strand Campus in the heart of London this is an exciting opportunity to lead a Department with an international reputation for excellence. Working with the Executive Dean and Faculty Leadership Team the postholder will be expected to build wide and meaningful interdisciplinary research collaborations across King’s, ensure excellence and innovation in education, provide supportive leadership for academic and professional services staff in the Department, and contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty.

The successful candidate will have a substantial track record in research, teaching and professional achievement within a mathematics discipline, and evidence an aptitude and ambition towards inclusive leadership.

For further information please visit https://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs/role/head-of-department-of-mathematics and to apply please go to the Jobs at King’s pages and submit the specified documentation. For an informal conversation please contact the King’s Search Team kings-search@kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on 26th February 2024. The selection process will include a rigorous shortlisting and interview process, with first round interviews scheduled for Tuesday 26th March 2024 and final interviews Thursday 25th April 2024.

The Department of Mathematics supports an inclusive culture and diversity for staff and students. We are committed to encouraging further growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and currently under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive benefits.