President & Vice-Chancellor

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
23 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

President & Vice-Chancellor
University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a leading global university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching. Founded by public subscription and a determination to put the very highest-quality education within the reach of the people, the University has built on a tradition of excellence and innovation, friendliness, independence of thought and a preference for action over rhetoric.

Following the announcement of Professor Sir Keith Burnett’s intention to retire, the University Council is seeking to appoint an exceptional leader to drive and enhance our unique mission to change the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge. Building on our global reputation for excellence and embodying our core values, the President & Vice-Chancellor will provide strong and visible leadership to drive forward institutional success during a time of unprecedented change in the sector.

A skilled strategist, with outstanding leadership skills, the next President & Vice-Chancellor will possess the requisite experience, clarity of vision and commercial acuity to lead credibly within a world-class academic environment of research, teaching and scholarship.  A first rate communicator and collaborator they will need the necessary international standing to be a highly effective ambassador for the University across a range of key stakeholders.

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a progressive, values-led institution, with real-world impact and significant ambition.  If you have the right skills and experience, and share our passion and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please click on the apply button.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 20 April 2018.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.