Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
30 Jan 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

"…in each succeeding age the University will spread the light of learning and knowledge and will bind science and industry in the unity that is so essential for the prosperity of the nation and the welfare of our fellow citizens.
Sir Jesse Boot, benefactor to the University of Nottingham, 1928.

A great University needs a great leader.

A leader with a compelling vision for the future, a track record of academic excellence and a wealth of experience on the global stage.

A leader who can inspire staff and students and take a remarkable university to new heights.

Following the outstanding tenure of Professor Sir David Greenaway, who is to retire later this year, the Council of the University of Nottingham now invites applications for the position of Vice-Chancellor.

The University is a truly global institution ranked consistently among the very best in the world. Established upon an exceptional platform of education, research and industrial engagement in the UK, the University was pioneering when it created its highly successful campuses in Malaysia and China.  Together, these represent an extraordinary model of a globally connected University that transforms the lives of its students and staff, and makes a distinctive contribution to society as a whole. 

A major employer and industry partner contributing to the educational, economic and social wellbeing of the Midlands, the UK and beyond, Nottingham is a Russell Group University with a bold and ambitious vision for the future. Building on its world-class reputation for high quality education and research, the University seeks to unlock the potential of its 44,000 students, strengthen its world-leading areas of research yet further, and deepen its distinctive approach to internationalisation.

An exceptional leader, the successful candidate will bring significant senior management experience within an internationally renowned research or other relevant context. S/he will embrace the culture and values of the University, work to raise its profile and reputation and build upon its significant global credentials. Above all, the successful candidate will continue to develop academic excellence, enabling the institution to fulfil its purpose:  to serve its regional, national and international communities.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
For further information please contact our search agents Perrett Laver at quoting the appropriate reference number 2803

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The deadline for applications is 12 noon GMT on Monday 27th February.