Vice-Chancellor and Warden
Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of exceptional and committed people, in a unique and historic setting. It is one of the world’s top universities and provides a distinctive environment for its 19,000 students and 4,300 staff. The University’s education and research is delivered through departments, organised within the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Science, Social Sciences & Health, and the Business School. There are also ten Research Institutes where researchers from across the University collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and with external partners.
Durham is one of the most distinctive universities and continues to build upon its achievements with passion and drive. As well as producing world-leading and world-changing research across all Faculties, the educational offer is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative. Durham’s wider student experience is among the best in the UK and its teaching has been recognised with a Gold TEF Award.
The future of Durham remains exciting, amidst the current sectoral and global uncertainty, and the University is now seeking applications for the role of Vice-Chancellor and Warden. This role requires an exceptional individual with the ability to enable and inspire staff and students across the institution. Whilst raising the global profile of the University it is as important that equal opportunity is ensured across student admissions and that a deeper culture of inclusivity is fostered throughout Durham. The new Vice-Chancellor and Warden must have the ability to manage and lead the University to build upon its strengths and achievements in order to produce world-class research with real impact at the global, national and regional level, whilst continuing to provide an outstanding and unique student experience.
The successful candidate will bring strong intellectual credibility, academic curiosity and alignment with the values and culture of the University. They will be able to demonstrate an outstanding ability to inspire and lead within a complex organisation, coupled with a deep commitment to fostering an open, enriching and supportive environment for students and staff. The next Vice-Chancellor and Warden will motivate a strong sense of vision and purpose for Durham that continues to build upon its eminent profile.
The University wishes to encourage applications that will continue to strengthen the diversity of its leadership team. For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4762 by midday GMT on Friday 30th October.
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