Vice Chancellor

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Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich, Norfolk

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Role Managed by:

Rachel Hogan

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the role

Closing Date: 12/10/2020

Formal Interview Date: Formal interviews will take place either week commencing 23rd or 30th November 2020

Norwich University of the Arts’ (NUA) mission is to inspire creativity and originality, encourage ethical thinking and sustainable practice, and develop skills and expertise valued by industry today and tomorrow.  The University is a specialist institution with around 2,500 students in a creative community in the heart of the City of Norwich.  From a city centre campus that boasts cutting-edge facilities, to an approach to teaching which saw NUA awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked 10th in the UK for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, our reputation for excellence is well-earned.

The Council is now looking to appoint a successor to Professor John Last as Vice Chancellor, who is retiring after over a decade at the helm, to continue the University’s impressive ascent within UK Higher Education. The incoming Vice Chancellor will inherit a strong financial base and an enviable record of academic achievement since university status was conferred in 2012. In common with other universities, the new Vice Chancellor will face the pressing contemporary challenges of climate change and advancing diversity in the staff and student community and in the curriculum.  A priority will be addressing with agility and dynamism how NUA, and the wider specialist arts sector, provides graduates with the skills to meet the evolving needs of the UK’s creative industries - a crucial part of the national economy.

The Vice Chancellor’s role in building NUA’s national and international profile will be balanced with playing an active part in shaping the regional economy and the future of its dynamic creative-digital sector. The Council of NUA is looking for a Vice Chancellor who will bring the requisite level of leadership, vision, management and interpersonal skills to lead on this agenda and who can develop further our existing relationships with external partners locally and nationally.  The successful candidate must share our belief in the life-changing value of education for the individual and society.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk.

Salary: Competitive.

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The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 12th October 2020. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Rachel Hogan on +44 (0) 20 7340 6210 or

Formal interviews will take place either week commencing 23rd or 30th November 2020.

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