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Northumbria University
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern, business-focussed, professional university that has academic excellence at the heart of its vision and strategy. The University plays a transformational role in the life of its students and a key role in the North East, taking its economic, social, environmental and cultural responsibilities seriously.  The University is a challenger institution `transforming to take on tomorrow’ by tackling future challenges of a changing world and by growing our global impact.

The University has an excellent reputation in research and innovation and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was ranked in the UK top 50 for research power and described as having had the biggest rise in research power of any UK university. Northumbria is ranked 9th in the UK for ‘added value’ or the extent to which students are supported to achieve good degrees, and in the top ten in the UK for employability.  The Northumbria student community also regularly vote the city of Newcastle as one of the best places in the UK for students.

The current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Wathey, is standing down after 14 successful years in post, delivering a decade of transformational growth in academic quality, world-class research, exceptional graduates and transformative strategic partnerships. Northumbria is seeking to appoint an exceptional leader to continue to build on the University’s many achievements, enhancing its position at a time of significant change in higher education in the UK and around the world.

An insightful strategist, with strong leadership skills and highly developed intellectual acuity, the successful candidate will have the experience, track record, clarity of vision and management acumen to provide direction in a world-class academic environment. Values-driven and with good interpersonal skills, they will inspire and engage our staff and students, and extend our global reach, impact and reputation.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a modern, progressive and ambitious  university that delivers real-world impact and to ensure its future position at a time of change in higher education - exploring new possibilities to strengthen further our student experience and all-round academic excellence. If you have the right experience, skills and track record of success and share Northumbria’s drive and ambition, the University would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit:

Applications are invited by close of business on Friday 26 November 2021

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