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Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Business Innovation

De Montfort University

Location: Leicester
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
 

De Montfort University (DMU) are looking to appoint a new Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Business Innovation. DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. We strive to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success.

We are asking ourselves some fundamental but hugely important and far-reaching questions at DMU: what will be the education of the future that we want to provide? How will it be distinctive, relate to the city and the future world of work, and be inspiring and – reflecting on the ambitions of our founders – ‘elevating’? How does a degree stay relevant throughout someone’s working life?

The role

As a member of the University Leadership Team, you will provide proactive leadership for the development and delivery of the research strategy and a resultant portfolio across our university. As an inspiring academic leader, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the university, enhancing the university’s research by further developing its reputation and impact regionally, nationally and internationally.

In your new role as Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Business Innovation, you will line manage the Business Engagement and Research Offices and an Associate PVC Research. You will be responsible for cultivating and advancing innovate research; develop partnerships with business’ and support the industrial strategy and economic development of the East Midlands.

What you will need to succeed

To be successful as Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Business Innovation you will have achieved a higher degree; a postgraduate qualification or a PhD.  You must demonstrate significant senior management experience in higher education, specifically in a large/complex organisation – including management of a cross-functional team in the delivery of faculty research support, or leading a team in bid preparation and submission, for example. A professor with extensive experience of research activity within the HE sectors and an excellent academic track record, of international research standing. The ability to communicate a vision for the future of the University, and the ability to translate that vision to other members of the staff in order to enthuse, inspire and draw on their support. To find out more about this role, please view our candidate pack.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following documentation to the Talent Acquisition Team by emailing talent@dmu.ac.uk by 08/01/2023:

A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements and details of two referees.

A supporting statement no more than four pages explaining how you consider your key skills, knowledge qualities and experience with particular reference to the role details set out in the candidate pack.

Please use Application for Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Business Innovation in the subject field of the correspondence

For any information enquiries, please email our Talent Acquisition Team; talent@dmu.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on DMU’s campus on 25/01/2023

Further information

JB - PVC ResearchBusinessInnovation (dmu.ac.uk)

Equality & Diversity

De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.

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