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Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

University of Leicester

Location: Leicester
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th June 2019
Closes: 26th July 2019
Job Ref: 1445

The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.  With 4,000 staff and 20,000 students representing 115 nationalities, we have a truly global outlook. We undertake world-class research that saves, improves and enriches lives. This spirit of discovery underpins our transformative teaching and we are proud of our strong reputation of widening participation. In research, we seek to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrives.

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor as a key member of the University Leadership Team, the new PVC (Research) will be responsible for the leadership of all aspects of the University’s research strategy as well as championing the research agenda and ensuring that opportunities are developed and embraced. You will do this by setting a clear direction and by briefing, motivating and evaluating the performance of colleagues engaged in research, including those who provide key support services.

Ideal candidates must bring a strong personal research track record, a proven ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders at the highest level, an interdisciplinary mindset, and a collegiate and rigorous approach. You must have the credibility to work across disciplines and to understand policy impact, and will have a clear sense of what excellence in global research looks like and how this should be applied at the University of Leicester. Negotiation and persuasion skills will be critical, as will the ability to inspire. You must also bring energy, drive, pace of delivery and vision to this agenda. This presents an opportunity to make a real impact to a vital and ambitious university and to make a major contribution in delivering the University’s enduring success.

For further details on the role, please visit To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to

The closing date for applications is 26 July 2019. 

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