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City, University of London


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Role Managed by:

Phil Entwistle

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6239


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 15/04/2020

Formal Interview Date: Mid-June

City, University of London is a special place. A member of the University of London, situated in the heart of London and deeply connected to the city, since 1894 we have been using education to transform the lives of our students and to contribute to the global good of society through world-leading research and enterprise focused on business and the professions.

Home to around 20,000 students (46% are postgraduates) from over 150 countries, we have five Schools: Cass Business School; School of Arts & Social Sciences; School of Health Sciences; School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering; and The City Law School. Our diverse, international academic staff deliver an excellent educational experience and continue to ensure our curricula meet the needs of both students and employers; With a strong commitment to enterprise, City ranks among the top 10% of UK universities in relation to graduate salaries; our start-up businesses generate significant external investment, as well as creating jobs.  Our programmes in business are consistently listed in the top ten in the Financial Times rankings.

Under Professor Sir Paul Curran’s leadership, City has flourished, modernising its campus to create one of the most environmentally sustainable universities in the UK, and has made great progress in strengthening the quality and intensity of our research.

In our next President, we seek to appoint an exceptional individual who will lead our highly committed staff and students on the next stage of our journey. Serving through consultative leadership and bringing wisdom and enthusiasm, the President will recognise and harness our distinctive character and remarkable location to develop and implement a compelling vision for the future of City. One of City’s great strengths is the diversity of its students, staff and alumni. We will be looking to the new President to continue our commitment to an inclusive environment and culture, in which our community takes pride in who we are and is respectful of one another.

A search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support the Appointment Panel to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assist the Panel in its assessment.

To request a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Phil Entwistle via or +44(0) 207 340 6239.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th April 2020 at 9am BST.


City, University of London is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities and all posts at City are subject to reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010.


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