Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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Brunel University London


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Role Managed by:

Thomas Eade

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7349


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive for the Role

Closing Date: 16/01/2023

Formal Interview Date: To be confirmed

Since 1966 Brunel has stood out from the crowd, pioneering innovation in education, and changing the lives of the students who come through our doors. We have grown from our founding student cohort of 866 into a diverse community of 18,000 students from more than 150 countries, supported by 2,500 staff.  

The REF 2021 exercise confirmed our place in the top research intensive universities in the country, with 73% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.  We have a long history as a technical and technologically-oriented university with a close relationship to industry and business. We are home to Greater London’s newest medical school, through which we aspire to transform medical education and healthcare practice through education and research.  Beyond our reputation in science and engineering however, we also host dynamic and growing business and law schools, as well as technical-oriented subjects as diverse as design and creative writing.

Under the new leadership of Professor Andrew Jones, we are in the process of developing an institutional strategy, that builds on our numerous strengths and take Brunel to new heights. To develop and implement this strategy we have reshaped our senior team, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor is absolutely central to this. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and President, the DVC will work at the heart of the University’s leadership team, and make significant contributions to the development and implementation of the institutional strategy, driving organisational effectiveness that supports our academic mission.  The DVC will also be accountable for academic planning and delivery and will lead on a broad range of institutional strategic transformation programmes, and will deputise for the Vice-Chancellor and President as needed.

This role offers a major opportunity for an outstanding individual to join Brunel at an exciting time in the University’s development. They will have an exceptional academic record, with a strong international reputation, as well as a track record of successful leadership within a large complex organisation. A proven strategic leader, they will be able to communicate a vision and deliver strategic ambition at an institutionally significant scale.

Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing professional qualifications and experience, accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the candidate specification outlined in this document, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role.

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The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Monday 16th January 2023.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome, and should be made to Senior Research Associate, Thomas Eade on or +44 (0)20 3928 7349.

Salary: Competitive for the role.

Location: London

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