Pro Vice-Chancellor Education

Ref: 4787

Newcastle University


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Role Managed by:

Dong Liu

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 12/10/2020

Formal Interview Date: tbc

Newcastle University is a thriving international community of 29,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide, studying at the main campus in Newcastle and at Newcastle University in Singapore and Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia. Ranked in the top 150-200 of world universities, Newcastle aspires to be a people-focussed university that harnesses academic excellence, innovation and creativity to provide benefits to individuals, to organisations and to society as a whole. As a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the UK, it has a world-class reputation in thematic areas such as ageing and health, cities and place, culture and creative arts, data, and One Planet.

The University is looking to appoint a new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education to join the Executive Board during a time of significant change in how universities, students and employers co-create education, reflecting contemporary and innovative contexts for learning, enhancing the relationship between Newcastle’s world-leading research and what students experience on campus, and delivery which is increasingly blended. Changes may include personalised and interdisciplinary curricula, digital pedagogy, increased relevance to employability and graduate outcomes, as well as new understandings of student wellbeing and engagement, global citizenship and the future of work. The post-holder will collaborate within and outside of the University to develop innovative approaches, embracing digitisation and encouraging experimentation in and outside of lecture halls, laboratories and teaching spaces.  They will be deeply informed by inclusive educational principles, committed to decolonising curriculum, reforming pedagogy to future proof its relevance in terms of content and delivery.

The new Pro Vice-Chancellor will take the best learning possible from the effects of COVID-19 in the sector and will oversee existing educational partnerships including Newcastle’s global campuses in Malaysia and Singapore and lead the University’s submission to the next ‘TEF’ exercise. The successful candidate will be a highly able and visionary individual who will bring a record of senior leadership in a higher education context, a proven commitment to teaching and learning improvement and have a demonstrable commitment to working in partnership with students to tackle inequality and social justice issues and create the very best possible outcomes by providing a highly positive, engaged and rounded experience to each individual student.

If this vision inspires you, and you have the ambition to drive it forward, please do get in contact for a further conversation. Newcastle University will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see please visit quoting reference 4787.

Applications will close at 5pm BST on Monday 12th October 2020.

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