Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Ref: 6313

Munster Technological University

South-West, Ireland

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Role coordinated by:

Kyle Adams

Research Associate

t: +353 (0) 1 905 3537


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: €156,472 per annum

Closing Date: 01/03/2024

Formal Interview Date: Early May

Munster Technological University - Vice-President, Research and Innovation 

Munster Technological University (MTU) was established on 1st January 2021 and is the newest University in the South-West with six campuses across Cork and Kerry. MTU has over 18,000 learners, 2,000 staff and 140 courses and programmes ranging from apprenticeships, degrees, Masters to PhDs. Its mission is to lead change and, through education, empower people for a successful future in a globalised world. MTU provides a broad range of programmes and research opportunities across multiple disciplines, contributing to regional development and innovation. This is an exciting time to join the MTU community as they continue through a period of transition and transformation. Through their distinct focus on high quality teaching, industry partnership, and community engagement and development, MTU provides significant contribution to the South-West region of Ireland. As MTU continues to grow and transition, the South-West region is similarly set to experience a significant expansion in its population and enterprise activity and the University is ready to serve to empower and enhance the region to meet the needs of the future.

Within this period of transition and transformation, MTU is seeking to appoint a new Vice-President for Research and Innovation. As a member of the University’s Executive team reporting directly to the President, the Vice-President for Research and Innovation is responsible for providing research and innovation leadership within the University, providing clear strategic direction, and leading the future development and implementation of the University’s research and innovation agenda. The role of the Vice-President for Research and Innovation includes a focus on external opportunities, including the identification of regional, national, and international research and innovation opportunities which facilitate strategic collaborations, increase funding applications, and encourage integration across disciplines.

The successful candidate will be a highly able and visionary individual who will bring a proven research profile, reputation, and senior academic leadership experience in a multi-disciplinary environment. They will have a proven ability to develop and implement organisational processes, policies, and procedures to support a high-performing research environment that promotes research and innovation and will have demonstrable experience engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders to support and promote research and innovation at a regional, national, and international level.

How to Apply

Perrett Laver, the appointed advisers of MTU, are conducting an executive search exercise alongside the public advertisement for this role. Perrett Laver will support the Search Committee in the discharge of its duties. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing academic and professional qualifications and experience, full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, relevant achievements and budgets and staff managed. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the candidate profile and why the appointment is of interest. Candidates are asked to set out briefly their vision for the role.

Additional assessments may form part of the interview process.

Applications can be uploaded to referencing the project number 6313. The closing date of applications is Friday 1st March.

Munster Technological University is an equal opportunities employer.

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