Deputy Principal / Deputy Vice-Chancellor

University of the West of Scotland

UWS: A University That Dares To Be Different

We’re ready to make a difference. We’re looking for a senior leader who shares our ambition to change lives and transform communities. We’re ready for an exceptional individual who can challenge, encourage and inspire and who can support UWS in achieving the position and influence that we deserve.

As Deputy Principal / Deputy Vice-Chancellor, you will be a key strategic influencer who leads on strategic and operational planning, academic portfolio (including management of the Deans of School), and in the running of the University in collaboration with the Principal.

You will have the experience, appetite and energy required to help to drive this dynamic and ambitious organisation forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Your senior academic experience and inspirational leadership skills will help us to strengthen the reputation of UWS for teaching and research excellence, and ensure that our student experience remains one of our strongest assets.

We put our students at our heart, and we believe in their futures. We believe that UWS is a great place to work and study. We are proud of delivering universal, work-ready and successful graduates, and we are a university that dares to be different.

We are UWS. We’re looking for someone like you.

If you wish to know more about the role and how to apply, contact our recruitment consultant Alan Walter: Tel +44 (0)131 202 1000, Email

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Closing Date: 10th November 2017
Interviews Scheduled: 11th-12th December 2017