Director of Research & Enterprise

London (GB)
Thursday, 31 October 2019
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Friday, 29 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Research & Enterprise

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries. 

In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research and this is set to increase by a similar amount in the next REF.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

The Director of Research & Enterprise reports to the Vice-President (Research & Enterprise) and leads the Research & Enterprise Office. Research and Enterprise are central to the successful implementation of City’s Vision & Strategy 2026 and the supporting Research and Enterprise Strategy. City is seeking to recruit a high-calibre individual to help shape the future of the institution, working closely with the President, Vice-President (Research & Enterprise), other members of the Executive Team and the Executive Committee.

The Director is responsible primarily for leading, developing and co-ordinating the planning and operation of the support to academics provided by the Research & Enterprise Office in obtaining and managing research grants and contracts; governance and reporting; achieving research impact; IP commercialisation; conducting academic consultancy; providing high-level CPD; the development of strategic partnerships; and entrepreneurship education.

The appointed candidate will have proven senior university experience of leading and providing outstanding levels of service in research and enterprise and in achieving research impact.  He or she will have experience of leading complex organisational change and of fostering and supporting teams to work collaboratively. 

This is an exciting time to assume the role in City’s ambitious transformational journey, when the Higher Education sector is addressing an unprecedented period of change, including the revised REF; the new Knowledge Exchange Framework (TEF); and the need to identify new areas of research funding after Brexit.

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications:  29th November 2019

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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