Principal 

Location
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Posted
01 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art
Principal 

Established in 1760, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is one of the foremost colleges of art in the world. A pioneer in promoting the importance of art through novel techniques, approaches and content, today Edinburgh College of Art is known for its excellence across disciplines, comprising the School of Art, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of History of Art, the School of Design, and the Reid School of Music. 

Edinburgh College of Art seeks an exceptional individual to succeed Professor Chris Breward. ECA is thriving, and the next Principal will oversee a period of further significant opportunities, with major estates developments positioning ECA to have some of the finest facilities in the world. Engagement across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with the wider University and with partners locally and internationally is strong, and the next Principal will be expected to bring vision and creativity to ensure ECA continues to be recognised as a place of unparalleled opportunity and discovery. 

As Principal, you will have evidence of distinction in one or a combination of disciplines in ECA. You will inspire the staff and students, leading outstanding colleagues across different disciplines to a common purpose as well as drawing on the strength and prestige of the exceptional alumni of ECA.  The Principal is acknowledged as an academic leader within the structure of the University of Edinburgh and will be eligible for a Chair within the School on appointment.  

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to University of Edinburgh on this appointment. For Further Information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference RAEUC. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 0207 227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should arrive no later than noon on 29 November 2017.