Vice-Chancellor and President

Bath, Somerset (GB)
Competitive for this role
31 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We would expect this appointment to be initially for a five-year term, renewable with an anticipated start date of 1st August 2024.

Over fifty years of achievement have seen the University of Bath grow in both size and reputation. Today, Bath is an outstanding and inclusive community of over 20,000 students from 153 countries. We have a strong reputation for quality education and research, and we have entered the top 5 UK universities in the Complete University Guide 2024 and the top 150 universities globally according to the QS World University Rankings, affirming our upward trajectory. We were named the ‘University of the Year’ and ranked 8th best university in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 in recognition of our advancements across teaching and student experience.

We are a high-performing, unique and inclusive community of staff and students, committed to delivering innovative research with global impact and excellence in teaching and student experience. With an outstanding track record of success, and fantastic potential to build on that success to achieve even greater things, our next Vice-Chancellor and President will provide the leadership to define and deliver the strategy for the next exciting phase of our evolution. The Vice-Chancellor and President will be positive and collaborative in advancing the institution’s strategic vision and will provide academic leadership to the University community, building on our firm foundations and recent successes.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional individual to provide strategic vision and leadership to the University Executive Board and wider University community, encouraging a high level of collective ownership of the opportunities and challenges which the University faces. They will be a compelling, visible and credible advocate for the institution, while engaging in fora where the profile of Bath can have a beneficial impact. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of significant board-level leadership experience in a large and complex organisation, an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the HE sector, both in the UK and internationally, and a leadership style which is authentic, engaging and empathetic, underpinned by personal values of inclusivity, integrity and openness.

For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 6707.

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on Monday 2nd October 2023.

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