Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research & Innovation

Ref: 6395

Newcastle University


Role Managed by:

Thomas Eade

Principal Researcher

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7349


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive for the role

Closing Date: 19/03/2023

Formal Interview Date: Thursday 11th May 2023

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Newcastle University is one of the UK’s great civic, research-intensive Universities. We are home to a diverse community of 29,000 students and more than 6,000 staff from 140 countries. Under our Vision and Strategy - launched in 2018 – we have significantly grown our research quality and volume, building interdisciplinary teams and collaborating extensively internationally and externally with industrial partners. REF2021 was our most successful national research assessment ever, with a ranking of 15th in the UK for research power, increasing by 65% since REF2014. Since 2016 we have improved significantly in all major international research and reputation League Tables, and were ranked 122nd in the most recent QS League Table, up from 168th in 2014.   

We have an excellent platform on which to build, and we are seeking a new Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research & Innovation to use this momentum to take our research and innovation portfolio to new heights.

This is a senior academic role, reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and a member of Executive Board. They will lead the research and innovation strategy across our three Faculties, working closely with colleagues across the University. In a role with responsibility for the full research lifecycle, including commercialisation and translation, they will promote research ambition and enable a positive and inclusive research culture, in which the aspirations of our outstanding community of researchers are given the best chance of being realised. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research track record and significant experience of senior academic leadership. This is a complex role requiring exceptional organisational, coordination, influencing and communications skills.   

Newcastle is an inclusive community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds with the qualifications and experience to undertake this role, including under-represented groups.

Applications should consist of a covering letter, full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements.

For informal inquiries please contact Tom Eade on or +44 (0)20 3928 7349.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) Sunday 19th March 2023.

Salary: Competitive for the role.

Location: Newcastle.





Perrett Laver believes that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. A broad range of perspectives, backgrounds and opinions amongst our global community of colleagues is crucial in maintaining our culture of openness, intellectual curiosity, and creativity. We take an active role in supporting under-represented communities and groups in becoming better and more fairly represented in the leadership of all organisations. We also know that diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our ability to identify, engage and secure candidates from these groups.

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To ensure inclusion on the basis of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family circumstance, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, political or religious beliefs, race, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, we would like to specifically invite applications from under-represented groups.


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