Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Research Environment and Postgraduate Research

Liverpool, Merseyside (GB)
16 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice Chancellor’s Office

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Research Environment and Postgraduate Research

Salary Competitive 

The University of Liverpool is seeking an exceptionally talented research leader to develop all aspects of the research environment, to lead the Liverpool Doctoral College and to contribute to the delivery of our Research and Impact Strategy across the institution for this permanent position.

The University generates high-quality research across a wide range of disciplines and is a member of the research intensive Russell Group of universities. We are ranked 20th in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) for research power, with seven subjects in the top 10, and we are recognised for our knowledge leadership in areas including Advanced Materials, Infectious Diseases and Personalised Health. We work alongside a number of strategic partners to strengthen the impact of our research, including Unilever, Tate Liverpool and the local NHS Trusts.  

In 2015, the University launched the Liverpool Doctoral College (LDC), aimed at enhancing the student experience for all doctoral research students across the University through the provision of innovative and tailored doctoral training and development opportunities. We are recognised as having one of England’s highest success rates in supervising students through to their doctoral awards and we highly value the active role our postgraduate researchers play in contributing to our success and supporting our research programmes.

We are seeking a motivated research leader with a significant academic reputation, coupled with experience of leading complex change within an institution to enhance our research environment leading to improved performance in research and impact. You will be the institutional champion for all aspects of enhancing the research environment, building networks, engaging and connecting colleagues and demonstrating the opportunities and associated benefits available across diverse disciplines from an innovative and fully participative research culture.  You will also lead the LDC through its next stage of development, overseeing operational delivery and providing strategic focus. You will have demonstrated an ability to motivate, enthuse and persuade colleagues and external partners in pursuit of a shared agenda.  You may have an affiliated position in an appropriate academic department and have a time allowance for your own research.

This post provides a stimulating opportunity to work with a diverse and creative research community, to lead initiatives that will have a major impact on the institution.  The post-holder will be a member of key University strategic governance bodies, making a full contribution to the institution’s wider ambitions.

Job Ref: 008762/THE    

Closing Date: 15 February 2018 

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