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Head of Department - Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, UK

The University of Surrey seeks applications from exceptional leaders for the position of Head of the Department of Civil Engineering. Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Working to enhance Surrey’s distinctive blend of academic knowledge and professional insight, you will join a strong, empowered management team in delivering Surrey’s goal to be among the UK’s top ten and the world’s top one hundred universities.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers world-class teaching and research and is proud to be raked within the top 5 Civil Engineering Departments in the 2015 Complete University Guide. The research themes in the Department are both numerous and diverse covering areas from geomechanics, structural engineering and infrastructure asset management through to water engineering, pollution control and waste management, which are integrated to support the technical and commercial needs of both industry and society.

The Department has excellent links with industry exemplified by the strong support of its undergraduate Scholarship Scheme, with close to 100 scholars receiving funding and outstanding training opportunities provided by a range of top Civil Engineering companies. It is hardly surprising that the Department’s graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects in the construction, energy and process engineering sectors, amongst many others.All of the taught courses are fully accredited by the relevant Professional Institutions notably the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

The Department hosts the Centre for Environmental and Health Engineering and the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, jointly designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the Protection of Water Quality and Human Health. The Department is proud to be part of the University submission that was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Award for water research in 2011.

The University is looking for an individual with international leading research, which will complement those in the Department. Applications would be welcome from those with Fellowship of a Professional body and/or relevant industrial experience.

Whilst the appointment to the role of Professor at Surrey is a permanent one commencing as soon as possible, the responsibility for the Headship will be for an initial 5 year period after which time the post holder would normally revert to a professorial role in the Department.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jonathan Seville, Dean of Faculty (E:j.p.k.seville@surrey.ac.uk). For further information about the University of Surrey, please visitwww.surrey.ac.uk

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please contact www.society-search.com quoting reference 0428 or to discuss the position further contact Neena Patel on +44 (0)  20 36530479
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