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Arts University Bournemouth


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Role Managed by:

Emma Cowan

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6289


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: £127,000.00

Closing Date: 12/01/2022

Formal Interview Date: w/c 7th March 2022

Established in 1883, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university offering the highest quality specialist education, research and scholarship in art, design, architecture, media and performance subjects. With a national and international reputation, we are passionate about the creative subjects we teach, and continue to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing subject knowledge and its boundaries. 

AUB is a truly innovative place: set in a beautifully designed, studio-based location underpinned by a deep digital infrastructure, it is a creative community of ideas, images, events and magical moments, nurtured by inspirational people, unified by a powerful sense of belonging. We were awarded ‘Gold’ status in the ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ assessment, and with over 4,000 students based on one eleven-acre campus, we place great importance on student involvement and collaboration. In 2020 AUB moved into the top 20 UK universities as measured by the National Student Survey, and in the Complete University Guide 2021 it rose 17 places into 48th position as a Top 50 UK university. AUB was named UK’s top specialist art and design university in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and ranked in the top 5 UK universities for Teaching Quality and Student Experience.

AUB are now seeking a new Provost to deliver the University’s academic objectives as identified in the AUB 2030 Strategy. Candidates will bring a proven track record of leading an academic community in teaching, knowledge exchange and research, with a high-level understanding of the broad context of higher education in the UK and internationally. Candidates should be committed to delivering top quality education across the creative and performing arts and will possess the ability to drive the development of innovative practice in learning, teaching and assessment at AUB, with a particular emphasis on digital enablement.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 9:00am (GMT) on Wednesday 12th January 2022.  

Location: Bournemouth

Salary:  £127,000.00

Informal meetings will be held with shortlisted candidates in w/c 28th February 2022.

Final interviews will be held in w/c 7th March 2022.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Emma Cowan on +44 (0)20 7340 6289 or


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