Academic Director of Research
All campuses

Job reference: 06597

Location: All campuses

Closing date: 01/09/2019

Salary : Academic Heads (£80,347 - £86,861 p.a.)

Department: Professional Services

School/Section : PVC Research

Post Ref :

Location: main base to be established at Brackenhurst, City or Clifton campuses, with frequent travel between them

NTU’s vision is to be one of the best universities in the world, renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness both of its research-informed learning and teaching, and its research  and knowledge exchange.  NTU has recently seen significant successes in terms of its reputation, student recruitment and external accolades, and now has even greater ambitions for the future.

We are seeking a senior academic leader to work with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) to enhance our research excellence, increase our national and international profile and ensure that our research has significant impact on societies locally, nationally and internationally.  Within the post’s broader remit of research and innovation, the appointee will have specific responsibility for academic leadership of our Doctoral School and for NTU’s strategic research priorities which are focused on our strengths and key societal challenges.

Candidates should have an excellent track record, preferably at a level commensurate with a professorial appointment.  You will be an exemplary academic leader with excellent communication skills, able to effectively communicate at all levels and will have in depth knowledge of the higher education sector.  Experience of building teams across disciplines and levels of seniority with a commitment to creating a diverse scholarly community is essential.  Also required is substantial experience of leading at a senior management level.


Closing date – 1 September 2019


If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Nigel Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), on +44 (0)115 848 6562 or via email

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.


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