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Vice-Principal (Research & Innovation)

Queen Mary University of London

Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 22nd April 2019
Job Ref: 4078

Queen Mary is a world-leading university at the forefront of research and innovation, and also providing world-class education, across the disciplinary spectrum. In the most recent UK assessment of research activity in universities, Queen Mary was ranked 5th in the country amongst multi-faculty institutions for the proportion of our research outputs that were world-leading or internationally excellent. That world-leading research feeds directly into our teaching and, importantly, we have a genuine and strong track record in public engagement, with a commitment to shaping society, health and well-being and the economy.

Queen Mary is an international institution – we have five campuses in London, alongside a campus in Malta, a presence in Paris, and significant activity across China. In London we have 162 nationalities represented on our campuses, creating environments where students, staff, visitors and the local community have the opportunity to understand, learn from, and respect the diverse cultures found throughout the globe, as well as acting as a local and national gateway to the rest of the world.

Following the achievements made under the leadership of Professor Bill Spence, we are seeking an experienced and visionary leader to take on the role of Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) and take our research and innovation strategy to the next level and to continue to grow our global reputation. We are looking to recruit a senior and distinguished academic to lead the next phase of our research strategy during a period that is challenging for the sector but also presents considerable opportunities for Queen Mary. We have a clear ambition to expand both the scale and geographical scope of our research activity, whilst making no compromises on academic quality, ethical standards, diversity, inclusiveness and collegiality, which are all of fundamental importance to us.

As a member of our Senior Executive, the Vice-Principal (Research & Innovation) would be accorded the authority to shape and implement the research strategy. We are looking for a candidate who will be genuinely excited by what makes Queen Mary unique and by the challenges and opportunities of its future as a global university.

The University has engaged Perrett Laver to support the University in this appointment process and for further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 4078. Applications will close at 9am GMT Monday 22nd April 2019.

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