Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement

Limerick (IE)
03 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Leadership Appointment:

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that UL capitalises on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. UL is renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

Office of the President

The President, as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Limerick, is ultimately responsible for all of the operations of the University.   He has proposed and received approval for a new Executive Leadership structure for the University to support the implementation of good practice and to put in place the leadership to lead and drive the implementation of the University’s strategy and academic ambition.  This structure will have a number of new roles critical among which is the following role: 

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement

As we continue to drive major change we are looking for talented academic leader with the passion to make a real difference to our future.  

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement
The role of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement (VPA) is a new role at the University of Limerick and results from the restructuring of the Vice President Academic and Registrar role and function.  This is a key appointment and the role is critical to delivering the University’s mission and ambition.

The VPA at the University of Limerick will be a member of the Executive Committee with specific line management responsibility for the implementation of the key academic aspects of the University’s strategy, and a number of acadmeic service areas including Programme Development, Academic Registry, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Quality Support Unit, Academic Strategic Planning, Continuing Professional Education, Graduate School, Cooperative Education and Careers Division.   Working closely with the Deans, she/he will drive the strategic development of the University and propose interventions designed to further enhance our academic performance.

How To Apply:

Informal enquiries to: Sean O’Driscoll, Athrú Consultancy Limited
Tel: +353 (0)1 4061924/0872202045 or Email:

Interested candidates should contact the recruitment consultant who can provide the role specification and candidate pack (this role specification will also be available on the University’s website )   Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role and a full Curriculum Vita to the email address above.  

Closing date for applications: 17:00hrs: - Thursday 7th September 2017.