Professor - Academic Registry

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
16 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Academic Registry

Professor (Any Discipline) - Ref ARG17/15
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Competitive

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, 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 put students at the heart of the University and are committed to enhancing the student experience and delivering excellence in teaching and learning.  To support our Education Strategy and lead enhancement initiatives we wish to appoint a Professor.  Working closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, members of the University’s Executive and Senior Management Group, you will support the strategic leadership of the University’s Education Strategy and drive performance to achieve transformational change. You will contribute personally to building the University’s reputation and ranking through the excellence of your own research, and also by delivering excellence in teaching and learning.

Working within the Academic Registry, and reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, you will be responsible for managing a small team of staff whose focus is on delivering enhancement initiatives.  You will be passionate about the student experience, knowledgeable about the TEF and new regulatory changes in the Sector, and be able to demonstrate experience of delivering effective leadership of teaching and the student experience.  There is no prescribed discipline for this role; we welcome applications from any discipline which align to one of Northumbria’s faculties and departments.   Your role will prioritise enhancement initiatives but you will also engage within your discipline to maintain your teaching and research profile.  

You will hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline and developed an excellent publication and research track-record, or industrial equivalent.  As well as having a strong publication record and evidence of ability to generate research income, you must have the ability to empower people in a professional environment. Membership and chartered affiliation of a relevant professional body is desirable. 

This is a permanent post but is also available to Northumbria University staff on a secondment basis.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Maggie New, Academic Registrar via email to, or telephone +44(0)191 227 3268. Or Professor Peter Francis, Deputy Vice Chancellor via email to, or telephone +44(0)191 243 7400).

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and 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:  Thursday 26th April 2018

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