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Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

Vice Chancellors Office (VC Office)

Location:  University Park
Salary:  Leadership Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 30 January 2023
Reference:  DPVCRKE2023

The Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange will work closely with the PVC and Associate-PVCs for Research and Knowledge Exchange to support and develop an outstanding research environment at the University.

This role will provide an exciting opportunity to lead on the development of our research environment and support researchers across the entire University in realising their ambitions to deliver world class research. The key responsibility of the role will be to provide the academic vision and leadership required to help refine and deliver our Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategic Development Plans (SDP). To accomplish this you will lead on the development and implementation of specific policies and projects; engage key stakeholders and partners; and promote research excellence amongst our research community. You will work closely with and provide academic input to colleagues in R&I to ensure that our plans and policies are fit for purpose and aligned with both University strategy and regulatory requirements. 

We are seeking applications from highly motivated people whose background, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing leadership team. You must be able to demonstrate effective research leadership and a proven track record of successful management, both strategically and operationally, of a Faculty, School, Department, or other academic unit, or have successfully led a key University-wide or externally funded initiative.

Interpersonal skills, the ability to negotiate, influence, and motivate others are essential. You must be a confident presenter with the ability to communicate in a large range of formal and informal settings. Strong analysis, judgement and problem solving will be key to success with the ability to cope under pressure with competing demands. 

With a recognised profile of significant personal achievement in research projects, and a strong publication record, you will have good knowledge of the University, its research and knowledge exchange activities and management structures, as well as an understanding of the wider research and innovation landscape. 

This role is offered to R&T7 colleagues on 0.8 buyout basis and for a 4-year term of office, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. The role-holder will receive a leadership payment.

To access the role profile and person specification and to make an application please visit the link below. The application process requires you to complete a short form and upload a covering letter and CV. The application process is designed to allow you to bring your experiences and background to life and it enables you to tell us more about you and your vision for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Nottingham. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 January 2023.

Interviews will take place in February.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Neil Crout by email to

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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