About you

You’re a successful or emerging leader with a strong research and innovation background, well established in your area of expertise, as demonstrated by a track record of sustained delivery and funding.

You’re looking for a fresh challenge – with an organisation whose mission, vision and values are aligned to the things that drive and inspire you.

You’re adept at using your research, networking and leadership skills to develop people and teams, win funding, gain credibility and demonstrate success.

Your personal qualities and fresh perspective are well suited to leading success in our four initial areas of opportunity: AI, data analytics and robotics; lifelong health and wellbeing; climate action and energy; an inclusive and just society.

You’re not necessarily an academic – if you’ve had success leading research or innovation in industry or a non-academic setting such as a research consultancy or health organisation, this could be just the right career move for you.

You may be from an underrepresented background – we’re working hard to increase diversity across the University, especially in our academic leadership.

41% of our professors are women – against an average of 28% across UK higher education

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