JOB PURPOSE This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own career and profile by supporting the work of WMG and its partners in the area of Data Science. You will lead research, teaching and administration in addition to providing innovative solutions to complex industrial problems by creating a bridge between WMG and interested parties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Research and Scholarship • Identify, develop and manage research and act as principal investigator and project leader making a full contribution to the departmental objective of obtaining four 3 star minimum papers in the forthcoming REF. • Work with senior executives to translate their complex industrial problems into academically robust programmes of research. • Contribute to the research activities of the department by developing own research programme, planning and co-ordinating a broad research activity or programme, sustaining an extensive track record of published research findings, maintaining an expert reputation in own subject area at least at national, and usually international level, and providing guidance to staff and students on own specialist area. • Lead the development of research strategy in the subject area. • Apply for, negotiate and manage research funds to the benefit of the individual’s or others’ research activity and the research standing of the University as measured by, for example, the REF. • In managing research projects, manage and develop research staff and students, technical and other support staff engaged in research. • Publish research outcomes in appropriate refereed journals of international standing, and publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets. • Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department’s research strategy and which enhance the school’s national/international research profile. Such activities may include, for example, delivery of research papers at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial links and other related activities, and journal editorships. Teaching and Learning Support • Engage in teaching at all levels using relevant teaching methods, e.g. lectures, seminars, tutorials, etc, working as part of the teaching team. • Develop and apply appropriate teaching techniques and materials, which may be novel or innovative, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students. This will include contribution to regular reflection on the enhancement of departmental curricula. • Undertake curriculum design and deliver material across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as required. • Supervise research students (PhD, M Phil, MSc). • Supervise UG student projects and, where appropriate, placements and field trips. • Take responsibility for academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching. Coordinate and undertake pastoral support for students within the programme, course or modules for which the post holder is responsible, liaising where necessary with other University agencies such as the Senior Tutor’s Office. Provide first line support for colleagues, referring them to sources of further help if required. Administration and Other Activities • Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the department by performing administrative duties as allocated by the Chair and by taking on appropriate departmental responsibilities. Such duties may include, for example, Head of Teaching Programme, Admissions Officer or Year Head. • Provide leadership to those working within programme areas, as course leader or equivalent, by for example co-ordinating the work of others to ensure that courses are delivered effectively or organising the work of a team by agreeing objectives and work plans. • Likely to contribute to the management or monitoring of budgets (either project-based or departmental) and/or may contribute to the establishment and management of programme/departmental financial plans and budgets, in collaboration as appropriate. • Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the appraisal system and by providing advice on personal development. • Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.