Physics and Astronomy, School of: Chief Executive Officer
SUPA is an alliance of eight universities aimed at developing physics in
Scotland into a world leading force through pooling resources and planning
research strategy nationally. The formation of SUPA has been boosted by a £48M
research investment programme over seven years funded by the Scottish Funding
Council and the constituent universities.
SUPA seeks a scientist of international standing to lead the Alliance,
following the retirement of Prof Ian Halliday CBE FRSE, who has been its Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) since 2005. The CEO will promote the SUPA branding of
Scottish physics, develop its Scotland-wide Graduate School and establish a
Scotland-wide Knowledge Transfer programme that maximises the impact of SUPA's
The successful candidate should have an international track record in any
area of Physics or Astronomy research relevant to the SUPA universities, as well
as experience and proven success in science management and policy at a senior
level. Salary will be at a competitive level for such a senior position, and the
post could be held at any one of the eight SUPA Universities. The appointment,
which will be part-time up to 2 days per week, will be for four years in the
first instance with the possibility of extension.
Applications are being handled by the University of Edinburgh on behalf of
the consortium. More information about SUPA can be found at
Members of SUPA are The Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St
Andrews, Strathclyde and the West of Scotland, and Heriot-Watt University.
Fixed Term: for four years in the first instance with the
possibility of extension