Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Research, Academic Strategy and Planning

Solent University, Southampton

  • Permanent
  • Southampton
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Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Research, Academic Strategy and Planning
Date posted:16th January 2024
Closing date:16th February 2024

Competitive salary

Solent University is a modern and ambitious university with exciting plans for the future. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education, providing the connections and confidence to turn knowledge into careers with real meaningful impact. Our community is vibrant and innovative with our six values of respect, ownership, inclusivity, engagement, integrity and teamwork underpinning everything we do. Our mission is dedicated to the pursuit of providing an excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the communities we serve.

Triple Gold accredited in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework; we are creating two new PVC roles at executive level. Our new PVC Research, Academic Strategy & Planning will work closely with the PVC Education to link research and knowledge exchange with education, taking a holistic view of student education and experience from UG to PGT. As a team you will provide visionary leadership to successfully deliver Solent’s academic mission of ‘work-ready, world-ready, future-ready.’ Accountable for providing the institution’s academic strategic leadership for research, knowledge exchange and innovation you will help grow capacity across these areas at all levels of the institution. In addition, our new PVC will lead a range of academic planning initiatives ensuring our future portfolio is appropriately resourced and strategically aligned.

You will bring significant leadership experience in higher education and in-depth knowledge of the UK research, knowledge exchange and impact environment. You will have a track record of raising the profile of such activity and delivering improvements in research and innovation outcomes and the ability to engage colleagues at all levels in relevant research, scholarship and consultancy activity. You will bring an enterprising outlook with the ability to work with a broad range of partners and stakeholders to deliver collaborative research and innovation projects.

Solent University is an important institution, integral to meeting the needs of our city, our students, and our region. We are singularly focused on the transformational impact we bring to our community. This is an exciting time to join Solent, as under the leadership of our new Vice-Chancellor, we will begin the shaping of our new strategic plan to take us confidently and creatively into the 2030s.

Closing date for applications is midday, Friday 16 February 2024.

Solent University is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level. 


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