United Kingdom
Salary Not specified
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Cranfield University is seeking a successor to Professor Sir Peter Gregson as Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor. Reporting to the University Council, they will be responsible for ensuring the University continues its excellent trajectory and is recognised internationally as a leader in applied research and innovative education to enable organisations and individuals to unlock their potential and address current and future challenges.

The University is a specialist postgraduate institution, unique in operating at the interface of industry, government, and academia. Teaching and research are primarily carried out on the Cranfield campus in the Oxford-Cambridge Innovation Arc near Milton Keynes, Europe’s leading Smart City. There is also a specialist military provision at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham in Oxfordshire.

With world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships, Cranfield conducts highly impactful research and delivers an outstanding student experience, creating leaders in technology and management globally.

The successful candidate will have the strategic vision, intellectual credibility, and organisational capability to act as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of a remarkable institution. Committed to creating a culture of belonging and furthering the drive towards inclusion and diversity, they will be able to harness and galvanise the entire Cranfield community.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university. We therefore actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups, in addition to other underrepresented protected characteristic areas, such as disability and LGBTQ+.

Informal questions regarding the post should be directed to the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver, via or or via phone on +44 (0)20 3928 7349.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting reference 4963. The deadline for applications is midnight GMT on Tuesday 2nd March.

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