Bournemouth, Dorset
11 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Established in 1883, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university offering the highest quality specialist education, research and scholarship in art, design, architecture, media and performance subjects across the creative industries. With a national and international reputation, we are passionate about the creative subjects we teach, and continue to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing subject knowledge and its boundaries.  

AUB provides staff and students with a well-resourced environment in which to practice to the highest professional standards, with different disciplines encouraged to work together. We were awarded ‘Gold’ status in the ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ assessment, and with over 3,000 students based on one eleven-acre campus, we place great importance on student involvement and collaboration. Studying at AUB presents many opportunities to engage with the creative industries, and we are consistently ranked amongst the very best in the UK for our graduate achievement and are currently the UK’s number one specialist university for employability, according to results released by Times Higher Education in September 2018.

Our Vice-Chancellor of 22 years, Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE, will step down in summer 2019. The Board of Governors now seek to appoint a new leader who can build upon an outstanding legacy for this ambitious institution, developing and delivering a bold and innovative strategy to lead us into an exciting future. You will bring a proven track record of success as an inspirational leader and the ability to represent us compellingly at local, national and international levels. With a high-level understanding of the broad context of higher education in the UK and internationally, and a deep appreciation of the economic and individual value of the disciplines offered by the University, you will also bring a genuine passion for what makes us, our students, staff and the creative industries that we work with, so special.

For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 3909.

Applications will close at 0830hrs GMT on Monday 11th March 2019. 

Salary: Commensurate with the seniority of the role
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