Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Ranked in the top 200 universities world-wide, with an annual turnover of some £350 million, over 23,000 students and 3,700 staff, Queen’s plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. A member of the Russell Group, Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. The University has recently welcomed Professor Ian Greer as its new President and Vice-Chancellor. Professor Greer is committed to ensuring Queen’s continues to be a world-class global university with regional impact, and he is ambitious to drive the University’s research and educational offering through significant investment in the coming years.

It is in this evolving context that Queen’s is seeking a Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise to join as a key member of the University Executive Board. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise and will have overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the next Institutional Research, Knowledge Exchange, and Postgraduate Strategies. Working across the multidisciplinary research environment of Queen’s, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor will lead on harnessing the University’s academic expertise, world class reputation and impact, to develop Northern Ireland as a region with global ambition and reach.

The successful candidate will have achieved significant international recognition for their research and scholarship and have an established academic track record. With extensive leadership and management experience, and a good understanding of the REF and the challenges and strategic issues facing higher education in the UK, they will engage with research funders, international research institutes and other world-class universities to build partnerships and promote Queen’s reputation for excellence in research and innovation across the world. S/he will be responsible for leading the development and embedding of an ambitious research, enterprise and postgraduate culture across the University.

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The Vision for Queen’s is to be a world class international university that supports outstanding students and staff, working in world class facilities, conducting leading-edge education and research, focused on the needs of society. Queen’s is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels and in all forms. The University wishes to encourage applications that will continue to strengthen the diversity in its leadership team.

The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies, quoting reference 3792. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st October.


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