Pro Vice Chancellor/Head of College

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Oct 04, 2019
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Nov 04, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

College of Arts Executive Office

Location:  Lincoln
Salary Competitive
Closing Date:   Monday 04 November 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 06 December 2019

The University of Lincoln is a dynamic university in an historic setting which puts its 15,000 students at the heart of everything it does.  It has been one of the most innovative and successful universities in the UK in recent years developing a strong reputation for student and staff engagement and work with its communities, notably in the Arts. It has grown its research reputation increasing its research base significantly with several world leading centres of excellence in the Arts including its Centre for Medieval Studies, Sustainable Design, conservation, mobility and migration and film and musical theatre, The development of its waterfront campus in the centre of the city has been transformational, doubling the size of the local economy. The city of Lincoln is rich in history and culture, from its medieval archive in the Cathedral, through the 3000 books in the Tennyson Research Centre, to the more contemporary Media Archive for Central England. The University has also established a strong presence in the digital Arts, through the biannual international Frequency Festival and it is a key player in the regions plans for the Mayflower celebrations in 2020. 

The University is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Head of the College of Arts. The opportunity to create collaborations across the range of disciplines within the College, from Architecture and the Built Environment; Design; Film and Media; History and Heritage; English and Journalism and Fine and Performing Arts are considerable, and the PVC will lead these developments.   

This is a senior leadership role within the University of Lincoln and the PVC will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. Working closely with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary Stuart, the post holder will be responsible for the academic vision for the College, growth and diversification of programmes and income base, building an excellent student experience, enhancing its practice based arts and humanities and its strong, growing research culture across the College. 

Candidates will bring a track record of delivery at a senior level and an ambition which matches that of the University. Academic, Practice and/or research credibility in the Arts Disciplines as well as demonstrable leadership and change management experience, will be essential.

Please contact the University‚Äôs appointed advisers, Minerva, at and for more information and how to apply for this post please visit

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on the 6th December 2019