London (GB)
21 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Following the announcement of Professor David Maguire’s retirement at the end of 2019, the University of Greenwich is seeking to appoint a Vice-Chancellor with exceptional leadership qualities who will build on our achievements to ensure that we become the best modern university in London for student success and research excellence.

Greenwich is a special place because of our commitment to transforming lives through inspired teaching and research and the energy and enthusiasm of our students and staff. We are proud of our history as an educational institution which provides opportunities for people of potential, regardless of background, and which enhances society through research and enterprise.

Our recent achievements include a ‘Silver’ award in the TEF, improvements in the proportion of students graduating with good honours degrees, growth in our research and enterprise income and the quality of our research outputs, rising levels of graduate employment (90% of our graduates begin work or further study within six months of completing their course), and an investment of more than £150 million since 2013 in laboratories, teaching spaces and student facilities, including a new Student Hub at our Medway Campus and the Dreadnought Building at our Greenwich Campus.

As the University’s chief executive and senior academic officer, the Vice-Chancellor will be passionate about fulfilling Greenwich’s mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and learning, and will uphold our values of ambition, creativity, determination, excellence and inclusivity. They will provide inspirational leadership to the institution’s staff to achieve the strategic objectives set by the Governing Body. These include ensuring that Greenwich is academically and financially sustainable, and that we deliver excellent outcomes for our students, our graduates and society.

Further details of the role and how to apply are available at:, quoting reference 3986. The closing date for applications is 12 noon (GMT) on Thursday 4th April.