Head of School

The School of Mathematics and Physics is a dynamic School within the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland. We are committed to excellence in learning, discovery and engagement.

The School's disciplines of mathematics and physics are internationally recognised and members of its academic staff are leaders in their respective fields. The School hosts or is a major partner in three ARC Centres of Excellence and is home to numerous other research groups.

The School of Mathematics and Physics maintains a strong international reputation for cutting-edge research and innovative teaching. Our research strengths include: Algebra and Combinatorics; Geometric and Non-linear Analysis; Mathematical Modelling; Mathematical Physics; Probability and Statistics; Astrophysics; Biophotonics and Laser Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Quantum Atom-Optics; Quantum Computation; and Quantum Information Science.

The School is committed to providing students with the highest quality teaching and learning standards through dedicated and award-winning lecturers, as well as through access to the latest research and world-class resources.

Further information and details of the research interests of academic staff within the School of Mathematics and Physics may be accessed on the school's web site at www.smp.uq.edu.au.

The role
The successful applicant will provide strong academic and administrative leadership to the School. The Head of School will shape the profile of the School nationally and internationally, developing innovative academic programs, strengthening the School's research and teaching activities, securing external funds, and maintaining and enhancing the professional linkages of the School. Heads of School are responsible to the Executive Dean for the management of staff and resources and for the delivery of courses in programs offered by the Faculty of Science.
The person
Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant discipline. The successful appointee will have demonstrated excellence in leadership and management. They will have a demonstrated understanding of the disciplines encompassed within the School and how they interact with broader scientific, professional, environmental, economic, governance and social sphere.
This is a full-time, continuing appointment as Professor (Level E). Appointment as Head of School will be full-time for five years in the first instance with a possible continuation of Headship by negotiation for a further term. Following the term as Head of School, the position will revert to a continuing appointment at Level E in the School of Mathematics and Physics. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
To discuss this role please contact Professor Stephen Walker on +61 7 3365 1609 or science.dean@uq.edu.au.


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Monday, November 11, 2013
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