Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Transfer

Bradford, West Yorkshire (GB)
27 Apr 2017
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26 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Bradford

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Transfer

As a world leading technology institution, The University of Bradford has an unwavering commitment to ‘Making Knowledge Work’. We are distinguished by our world-leading research that has impacted on technological advancements, societal improvements, and healthcare and policy developments. Under the leadership of Professor Brian Cantor, we are rigorously pursuing an agenda of academic excellence. In our 50th Anniversary year, we are celebrating the following achievements:

  • top 50 UK University ranking in REF 2014 (with 96% of our research ranked world leading or internationally recognised)
  • a rise of 10 places in the 2016 Complete University Guide and 20 places in the 2016 Guardian League Table, with six subjects ranked in the top 20
  • top 100 ranking for UK Universities established in the last 50 years
  •  one of the world’s most international universities 
  • the Greenest University in the UK

As part of our ongoing commitment to academic excellence we are now seeking to appoint a new Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Transfer. Strategic insight and leadership are vital to this role, developing and championing research and innovation within the University, whilst building and promoting a strong research culture that is truly interdisciplinary and impacts on society, as per the mission of the University. Nurturing partnerships with local, national and international businesses, you will maintain and optimise research partnerships and funding in line with the University’s ambitions in ‘making knowledge work’.

With outstanding achievements in scholarship and research at national level, supported by a first class track record in leadership of research and knowledge transfer, you will bring new ideas and strategic judgment to the University. This post is critical in helping us to position the University as a centre of excellence for tackling the big societal and economic challenges of the 21st Century.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit

Closing date: Friday 26th May 2017