Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (GB)
12 Apr 2018
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11 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

The University of Sunderland is a contemporary and forward-thinking university. We have 22,000 students on campuses in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong, and with our global partners in 14 countries across the world. We have excellent standards of teaching and a portfolio of high-impact, vocationally relevant research that benefits students and wider society.

We are a key anchor institution in the North East, and deliver positive economic and social change across the region. In 2019 we will open a new Medical School, which will address the nationally recognised shortage of doctors. As the UK’s leading institution for widening participation, we have an unwavering commitment to delivering a life-changing educational experience for all our students.

Following a highly successful tenure as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Shirley Atkinson has announced her intention to stand down in the summer of 2018. We are therefore seeking an exceptional individual to maintain our momentum and continue our drive towards excellence at a time of unprecedented change for the higher education sector.

The new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive will continue to build on our significant achievements to date. An inspirational leader, ambassador and team builder, with highly developed commercial acumen, s/he will have the demonstrable ability to deliver outstanding results in a progressive academic
environment. Above all, s/he will be committed to the vision and values of the University.

If you share our passion and ambition, and possess the skills we seek, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date: Friday 11th May 2018.

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