Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Strategy, Planning & Performance)

Canterbury, Kent (GB)
06 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University of Kent - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Strategy, Planning & Performance)

The University of Kent is characterised by a distinctive combination of excellence in research, teaching and the student experience, and with a uniquely international perspective.   It has a gold TEF rating, and 95% of its students are in full time employment six months after completion.   In REF 2014, 97% of its submitted research was rated as internationally excellent.   

As well as its core campuses in Canterbury and Medway, the University led the sector in developing several European centres, which are now well-developed and thriving.   It has around 20,000 students and 6,000 staff. 

The University is looking to recruit a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance) to lead on the implementation of structural frameworks for a broad range of institutional planning and horizon-scanning activities, ensuring that Kent is well-placed to respond to sectoral changes and provide an outstanding student-centred experience. The new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance) will be pivotal in developing frameworks to support the delivery of academic and research excellence in the context of a new academic structure that is currently being developed. 

The ideal candidates will be collaborative and engaging leaders who are eminent academics in their field and have an understanding of sectoral challenges around student recruitment and admissions. They will demonstrate the ability to think strategically, enabling Kent to be agile when responding to policy developments. 

This role is fixed term and full-time for 5 years with an underlying ongoing academic contract.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit:  The closing date for applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and sent to is 7th October 2019.