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Deputy Vice Chancellor

Senior Management

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £100,000 to £110,000 per annum
The starting salary will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience. The salary may be negotiable for an exceptional candidate.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 15 June 2020
Reference:  DL-02

Harper Adams University specialises in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the agricultural, food, land-based, veterinary and environmental disciplines and is the largest higher education institution of its kind in the UK. It has an outstanding record of achievement in teaching quality, graduate employability and in the National Student Survey and a reputation for delivering teaching, applied research and knowledge exchange that is directly relevant to the industry sectors and professions with which it works. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor will deliver the strategic direction for our academic provision and will, in particular, be responsible for our academic development in research and knowledge exchange. Providing leadership for our academic departments, and their teaching and learning research and knowledge exchange activities, this is a broad, influential and challenging role for a suitably qualified senior academic.  

Ideally, you will hold a higher degree at doctorate level in a relevant discipline and will have significant management experience gained within a university setting. You should be able to demonstrate a track record of successful leadership of people engaged in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, the skills to deliver efficient use of academic resources and the ability to lead innovation in the fields in which the university operates.  The role will require a flexible and intuitive individual, who is able to balance priorities, whilst acting both strategically and delivering operationally. Articulate, and with strong external networks, you will excel at leading teams through times of change and will have a thorough understanding of the wider higher education landscape.

Application procedure:  

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity and apply, please visit the website (, or for an informal and confidential conversation, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson:

Peter Guilder: 07545 441127 or

Paul Aristides: 07964 827000 or

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midnight on 15th June 2020.  

This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to non-EEA nationals who wish to come to work in the UK through Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at UK NARIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK NARIC Visas and Nationality

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