Deputy Director – Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment Water Programme

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is seeking to appoint a Deputy Director in the Water Programme. This post reflects a strategic investment in programme contributing world-class science and innovative approaches to promote a shared global agenda around the delivery of the water SDGs in Africa and Asia. The post-holder should have a proven track record of independent development and delivery of research in Africa and Asia with an outstanding scientific record in water-related areas of economics, engineering, finance, political sciences or management. The latter should include both high quality journal articles as well as the ability to communicate to government, enterprise and the public effectively. The seniority of the post requires the confidence and ability to manage, deliver and grow a broad, complex and exciting programme of work with international partners in often challenging environments.

The Smith School Water Programme aims to understand and address water-related risks to economic growth, human development and environmental management. A problem-based, entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach focuses on designing, testing and implementing new tools, technologies and models. Current projects are making science, policy and practice advances in the areas of smart water monitoring, water secure institutions, groundwater risk management, and sustainable finance for the water SDG. Two themes guide the programme: (1) Water Security, Growth and Development and (2) Smart Water Systems.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree and evidence of high quality publications. You will be recognised as a senior authority in one or more relevant fields of research. Experience of teaching students of high ability and mentoring doctoral students is essential.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from female candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the School of Geography and the Environment.

The appointment will be available full-time for 5 years in the first instance.

How to apply

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 4 October 2017, and interviews will be held on 17 October 2017.

There are 38 independent, self-governing colleges at Oxford University. The collegiate system is at the heart of the University’s success, giving students and academics the benefits of belonging to both a large, internationally renowned institution and to a smaller, interdisciplinary, academic college community. It enables leading academics and students across subjects and year groups, and from different cultures and countries to come together to share ideas.