Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Northumbria University - Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

With an outstanding result in REF 2014, Northumbria was the UK's largest riser in research power and now enjoys a top 50 position for research. The University has the highest level of student entry qualifications of any modern university, in addition to strong student satisfaction, high-quality home and international recruitment, and high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas. 

The University is seeking to develop further its standing in teaching and research by appointing exceptional academics with proven track records to senior academic leadership roles in our Faculties.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative university, a challenger institution with genuine global ambition.

You will assist and support the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences in the strategic leadership of research and innovation. You will drive performance to achieve transformational change in the context of the University's Vision, Corporate Strategy, plans, policies and procedures. You will contribute personally to building the University's and the Faculty's reputation and ranking through your own research activities. As a member of the Faculty Executive Team, you will be responsible for the development of an effective research and innovation culture throughout this diverse Faculty.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Tom Lawson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty on +44 (0)191 227 4515 or tom.lawson@northumbria.ac.uk.

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league Table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. Northumbria University values the quality and diversity of our staff.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: 03 September 2017        
Selection Date: 31 October 2017

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