Pro Vice Chancellor – Research

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf
05 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Pro Vice Chancellor – Research

Salary: c£110k

The University of South Wales is seeking to strengthen it senior team with the appointment of two PVCs in the areas of Research and Engagement. As PVC research you will lead the university’s strategic capability aiming to enhance an already strong position in a number of areas. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 saw the University double its amount of research rated as world leading and increased the quality of research across over three quarters of its submissions.

The applied research and knowledge transfer is equally strong with a number of world class research centres notably within the areas of Sustainable/Renewable Energy and Automotive applications.

The research agenda is delivered through 6 Research Institutes which will demand clarity of purpose and effective communications with faculty deans as well as the Institute leaders. As a member of Executive and the Vice Chancellor’s Board, the postholder will lead on the strategic direction of our research ambitions and raising the university profile and research standing in the process.

Line managing a team of dedicated and committed support staff the PVC Research will be an excellent communicator, motivator and organiser with a credible personal research record which he/she will be encouraged to maintained through safeguarded time.


The Pro Vice-Chancellor Research will be appointed by a University Selection Committee.

University of South Wales will be advised and assisted by the University’s executive search partners Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full academic CV and a covering letter outlining your interests in and vision for the role.

The deadline for applications for this post is 12.00 Midnight GMT on Tuesday 1 November 2016 and applications should be uploaded at, quoting reference 2752.

A Longlist Review Meeting between Perrett Laver and the Selection Panel will take place at the beginning of November. Perrett Laver interviews of longlisted candidates will take place in mid-November. The Shortlist review meeting between Perrett Laver and the Selection Panel will take place towards the end of November.

Selected candidates will be invited to first round interviews and the process will conclude with formal panel interviews in the middle of December. The final appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.


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