As Vice-Principal (Research & Innovation), you will provide academic leadership of the highest quality for the full range of research and innovation activities at Queen Mary University of London, and will look to further strengthen the University's standing as one of the UK's foremost research intensive universities.
We are seeking an experienced and visionary leader to take our research and innovation strategy to the next level. This will include spreading excellence across all areas of research, delivering a successful REF 2021, growing research outputs and income, and strengthening the postgraduate community. The new Vice-Principal will also promote a stronger culture of innovation, develop and embed a clear and effective enterprise strategy, promote engagement with industry partners and government, and raise industry funding. The postholder will position the institution to benefit maximally from major funding opportunities and to shape and influence policy. They will raise the institution’s profile for research and innovation-related activities, thereby contributing to the growth of our global reputation.
Candidates must bring a strong personal research track record, a proven ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders at the highest level, an interdisciplinary mindset, and a collegiate and rigorous approach. They must have the credibility to work across disciplines and to understand policy impact, and will have a clear sense of what excellence in global research looks like and how this should be applied at Queen Mary. Negotiation and persuasion skills will be critical, as will the ability to inspire. The successful candidate must bring energy, drive, pace of delivery and vision to this agenda. This is an opportunity to join an ambitious and driven leadership team and make a significant difference to a critical portfolio at a truly unique institution.
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We are seeking an exceptional candidate for this post and candidates will be required to demonstrate the following experience, achievements and personal characteristics:
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