Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull
The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Founded in 1927 as a ‘centre of light and culture’ for Hull, the University is proud to play a leading role in the educational, social, economic and cultural development of our unique city and region. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research. And we have no plans to stop helping to build a better world. A strong sense of place remains at the heart of our identity and the global perspective and expertise of our talented people and our dynamic collaborations with partners enable us to bring communities together. It is this union between education, research and knowledge exchange, and between the local and the global, which defines our internationally engaged civic university.
The Vice-Chancellor has the ultimate responsibility for the University’s performance and governance, and will guide, empower and inspire staff, working with our partners. They will be passionate about delivering our University’s 2030 Strategy and be motivated by societies challenges and inspired by the power of our global community to achieve a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future. Creating an intellectually stimulating and vibrant environment, the Vice-Chancellor will lead by example, demonstrating our values of inclusivity, empowerment and being progressive. They will unite the University behind our common purpose of a belief in the difference we can make to our people, place and partnership.
We are seeking an inclusive strategic leader, with the requisite experience to operate credibly within an academic environment, and to develop trusted relationships throughout the Hull community. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of visible and inspirational leadership and performance delivery in an organisation of comparable scale and complexity, together with excellent communication skills, high levels of financial acumen, and a clarity of vision. They will be able to evidence the ability to turn vision into action, developing and maintaining diverse and high performing teams. It is essential that our next Vice-Chancellor has a genuine commitment to the vision and mission of the University and our desire to lead creative change at the forefront of environmental sustainability and social justice.
For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/84673
Closing date: Friday 25th February 2022 at 5pm.