Head of Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division University of Oxford Department of Higher Education and Research United States

The University of Oxford is one of the leading universities in the world. It is internationally renowned for learning and teaching, and has the largest volume of world-leading research in the UK. The University has a distinctive collegiate structure which allows such an internationally celebrated institution to maintain an intimate, interdisciplinary academic community.


The University is seeking to appoint a Head of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division from 1 September 2020, at the latest. This is an exciting opportunity to build on strong foundations and shape the vision for development of science at one of the world’s leading science universities. The Division spans the full spectrum of the mathematical, computational, physical, engineering and life sciences, and undertakes both fundamental research and cutting-edge applied work. Its interdisciplinary links within and beyond the University including research organizations and industrial partners across the globe are strong, extending to medical sciences, social sciences and humanities in pursuit of innovative research geared to address critical and fundamental scientific questions.


Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Head of Division will provide exceptional and visionary leadership and management across the full range of the MPLS’s activities including strategy and planning; internal and external advocacy; research, innovation, and impact; education and training; finance; fundraising; and academic personnel.



For further details and information on how to apply, please see candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference 4150. The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon GMT on 24th June 2019.

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