Director of Research and Innovation

Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
19 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research and Innovation

Director of Research and Innovation
Ref RBS16/09

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: Competitive 

At Northumbria University our inspirational academics, cutting-edge courses, outstanding facilities and extensive partner network means that our students learn from the best and graduate with excellent outcomes.

Northumbria had the largest rise in research power ranking in REF2014 and now enjoys a top 50 position for research.  It was awarded a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.  We have the highest level of student entry qualifications of any new university, in addition to strong student satisfaction and high performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas.

As part of its continuing strategy for growth the University has developed ambitions and exciting plans to drive greater academic impact and income through the alignment of our teaching and research strengths, with the demands and expectations of particular industrial sectors. We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of Research and Innovation to drive performance and achieve transformational change in the context of the University’s Vision, Corporate Strategy, plans, policies and procedures.

This role will provide strategic, disciplinary and wider leadership and vision for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and for promoting cross-university working, and will contribute personally to building the University’s reputation and ranking.

If you share our passion, and have the drive, entrepreneurial flair and relevant skills and experience we look forward to hearing from you.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to Northumbria University on this appointment. For further information about this role, including details about how to apply, please visit using the following reference:
Director of Research and Innovation – KAPJC
Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).  

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league Table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. 

Northumbria University values the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: Noon on Monday 21 August 2017.