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Chair

25 Apr 2022 20:09 | iSchools News (Administrator)

University of Sheffield, Information School

Deadline: May 15, 2022

The Sheffield iSchool seeks to appoint an inspirational Chair who can play a key role in advancing the school’s competitive position in research, teaching excellence, and innovation. The school is interested in receiving applications from those who would be taking on their first professorship as well as those more experienced in the role.

  • Applicants should have an outstanding track record of research including an international reputation, publications in highly ranked international journals, substantial success in grant capture, proven skills in academic leadership and management, including team building, and a commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
  • Applicants should be able to recognise and build on the current research strengths of the School and have the ability to further enhance the next phase of the School’s research and impact profile in your chosen area.
  • A key component of the role will be leadership in research and teaching and mentoring of academic staff in research, publication and income generation activities.
  • The successful applicant will contribute to the school's postgraduate programmes, and undergraduate teaching, as appropriate. The school believes in the power of diversity to help address big global challenges and aim to actively build diverse teams. The school particularly welcomes applications from currently under-represented groups within the department, including candidates who are women, LGBT+, disabled and from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

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