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University of the Arts London

Archived: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a world leader in arts and design education. With over 19,000 students across our six distinct colleges, we are the world’s largest specialist University for the study of arts, design, fashion, communication and performance. We are widely recognised for the strength of our industry engagement and were ranked among the top UK research universities in REF 2014, with 83% of our research graded as world-leading or internationally excellent. UAL embraces change and we have bold plans for the future, which include the completion of one of the most ambitious programmes of infrastructure investment in the sector, with new campuses for Camberwell College of Arts, London College of Fashion and London College of Communication, which will enable us to provide world-class facilities for all of our rapidly evolving disciplines.

We are now seeking to appoint a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). As a key member of the Executive Board, s/he will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of the University’s Academic Strategy, including the development of our academic portfolio across the University, ensuring that our research and engagement with industry inform our teaching, and driving a continued focus on academic excellence, an outstanding student experience, digital learning and student employability. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will also play a vital role in contributing to the delivery of the University’s overall strategy and help define UAL’s position as a dynamic institution in London as well as globally.

This will be a challenging, but extremely rewarding, role for a strong academic leader who is highly strategic and operationally experienced. Naturally engaging, entrepreneurial and innovative in approach, you will bring a proven track record in leading successful change and performance improvement across complex and creative environments within higher education, and a personal alignment with the values and ambitions of UAL.

UAL aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity and positively welcomes applicants from black and minority ethnic staff who are currently underrepresented at this level.

Location: London. Salary: Competitive. For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 2587.

The deadline for applications is Monday 4th July 2016 at 12 noon (BST).