Bradford, West Yorkshire (GB)
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Bradford


As a world-leading technology institution with over 50 years of academic excellence behind us, the University of Bradford has an unwavering commitment to `Making Knowledge Work’. We are distinguished by our world-leading research that has impacted on technological advancement, societal improvement and health care & policy development. As well as being an anchor institution in our region, we are also a diverse and inclusive University where a vibrant intellectual community is created from a mix of people from different backgrounds.

Professor Brian Cantor has announced his intention to step down as Vice-Chancellor in the summer of 2019 following a successful tenure which has seen the University focus on quality and impactful outcomes for our students and staff.  We have grown our international reputation as pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting the needs of employers, students
and society as a whole. Two years after our 50th Anniversary year, we are celebrating the following achievements:

  • Top 50 UK University ranking for excellent research in the REF 2014
  • Silver award for outstanding teaching in TEF 2017
  • Top 25 in the UK for graduate employability
  • Top 100 world ranking for universities established in the last 50 years
  • Greenest University in the UK and top 5 in the world.

The University is looking to appoint an exceptional candidate who will build on this success, and who will not only deliver our current ambitions but also bring innovative ideas for future success and development at a time of unprecedented change in the Higher Education sector. The new Vice-Chancellor will be an inspirational leader, ambassador and team builder, with highly developed commercial acumen and proven track record of achievement in a progressive, collaborative, academic environment. S/he will have the academic profile and strategic skills to deliver outstanding results for Bradford. First-class communication skills and the ambassadorial qualities essential to engaging with a broad range of partners and stakeholders regionally, nationally and internationally, are critical to the University’s ongoing and future success.

Closing date: Friday 21st January 2019

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