EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

Vice Principal Learning and Teaching

Location
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Posted
22 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Vice Principal Learning and Teaching

Edinburgh Napier University are seeking a student-centred and ambitious academic leader for our Vice Principal of Learning and Teaching. 

Edinburgh Napier is the #1 modern University in Scotland. We are a leading, modern university based in an iconic, prosperous city and a stunning, ambitious and forward-thinking country.

About Napier
Edinburgh Napier comprises six schools, each committed to growing our academic reputation, delivering an excellent personalised student experience and building innovation, enterprise and citizenship. 

This year the University has had a string of successes such as;

The Role

The Vice Principal Learning and Teaching is a key leadership role within the University, responsible for taking strategic leadership in the area of Learning and Teaching as well as leading three of our six Schools. 

Reporting directly to the Principal and as a member of the University’s leadership team, the Vice Principal (Learning and Teaching) will support the Principal in leading the University towards its strategic objectives, articulated in its recently agreed strategy ‘Driving Distinctiveness’, Building Careers thus creating opportunities; Growing Networks and Connecting Communities; and Advancing Knowledge to deliver impact. Flowing from this, the new Learning and Teaching strategy was recently approved by Academic Board with an explicit focus on our Student Experience, our Curriculum, our Academic Signature and our Impact.
 
The successful candidate will drive forward new strategy and direction, building on our current achievements, helping to shape the University’s academic policies and practices, and leading the Deans of School in achieving the University’s strategic goals.   
 
We are an inclusive University that is passionate about widening access and giving our students the best possible chance to excel. The Vice Principal Learning and Teaching will ensure that we are constantly striving for excellence and supporting student learning across our diverse community.  

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Who we are looking for
This role calls for an accomplished academic leader, who has attained a professorial role and has an excellent academic reputation along with a track record of leadership and development of an academic discipline. 

Highly driven, you consistently strive for better, and wish to excel in your next leadership role. You should have strong analytical skills and a proven ability to formulate and successfully deliver strategic plans and also grow income. You will have an excellent external network, with the ability to nurture, influence and lead both internal and external partners. 

Inspiring and motivational yet open and approachable, you are effective at managing change and bring out the best in your teams. As one of the faces of Edinburgh Napier, your passion and commitment to the University and to delivering an unrivalled student experience will be obvious to all.  

Additional information

For an informal conversation about the role please contact the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver, by contacting Ilona Motyer at ilona.motyer@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0) 20 7340 6220.

Applications should consist of a covering letter addressing suitability against the person specification and a full curriculum vitae. Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies, quoting reference number 4942

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 12 noon.

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