Professor and Head of the Institute for Digital Innovation
Nottingham Trent University, School of Science & Technology
United Kingdom

We are building the university of the future. We are doing this through empowering and creating opportunity for all our students and staff so as they may learn, discover and enrich society locally, nationally and internationally. Our success is demonstrated by many accolades, including a TEF Gold Award, The Guardian University of the Year for 2019, The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year in 2018 and the THE University of the Year for 2017, not to mention a top-20 position in The Guardian League Table for the past two years.



The School of Science and Technology is a dynamic, diverse school with an outstanding reputation in teaching and a fast growing reputation in research and innovation. The School is composed of six departments that span the biological, computer, forensic, mathematical, physical and sports sciences, and engineering. It is home to around 4,500 students, including around 500 MSc and 150 PhD students, and around 350 staff in substantive posts.



The School has long been a critical part of NTU’s research and innovation powerbase. The excellence of its research is reflected in the Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to NTU in 2015. It is also the home of the multimillion pound-endowed John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, the newly established £23M Medical Technologies Innovation Facility, and the soon-to-be-established Institute for Digital Innovation, which will be based in the new £24M Engineering Building that is nearing completion on the Clifton Campus.



The Institute of Digital Innovation will embrace opportunities in manufacturing, business, smart cities etc. to drive transformation using digital technologies. It will integrate expertise across the University, in areas such as computer science, engineering, design, business and social sciences, to help re-position the national economy for sustainable growth and greater productivity.



The Head of the Institute for Digital Innovation is an exciting, new opportunity to lead the establishment of the Institute and its growth into a unit that is recognised nationally and internationally for its work in the field. You will also contribute more widely to the leadership of the School and University. As a holder of a chair in Engineering or Computer Science and with interests relevant to Industry 4.0, you will also continue to undertake a substantive programme of research at the highest international standard.



So talk to us, tell us of a bold future you’d like to build and we will give you the support to make it happen.



ALL APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAVE AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS ROLE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE WITH PROFESSOR MARY O’NEILL AT MARY.ONEILL@NTU.AC.UK.

 


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