Career-focused teaching. World-leading research. An
international outlook. And a far-sighted approach to technology and
University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a dynamic, modern,
multi-campus University with its origins dating back to 1897. The
University has 4 campuses across the west and southwest of Scotland
and one campus in London. It contributes c£816m of value to the
Scottish economy and is consistently recognised as Scotland’s most
successful university in recruiting the highest proportion of
students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The University’s Strategy 2025 outlines its purpose and the key
themes that comprise the focus of UWS’s work: these are excellent
learning and teaching; distinctive research and innovation; and
shaping the University’s communities and wider society. Students
are at the heart of everything that UWS does – they are treated as
individuals, as partners and future leaders in their
The University Court is now looking to appoint an exceptional
individual as Principal and Vice-Chancellor to lead the strategic
and operational management and academic development of the
University to achieve its vision and goals, delivering an optimal
student experience, academic research, and ensuring that the
University is a great place to work.
The successful candidate will bring: significant leadership
experience of a large, complex organisation; first class
communication and listening skills; the ability to engage staff,
students and stakeholders; and a genuine commitment to students,
widening access and reducing inequalities.
Salary: Competitive for the role
Location: Paisley, Scotland
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have
any questions about the role, please contact Senior Research
Associate, Dr Danielle Willard-Kyle at Danielle.WK@perrettlaver.com
or +44 (0)20 3928 7341.
For further details, including a job description, person
specification and information on how to apply, please visit
The closing date for applications is at 12:00 noon BST
on Monday 16th May 2022.
Candidates should be available in the weeks commencing 30th May
to week commencing 13th June 2022 for preliminary meetings with
Shortlisted candidates will be formally interviewed by UWS on
Tuesday 19th July & Wednesday 20th July 2022.
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