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Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange

Vice Chancellor's Department
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
Competitive Salary
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Role Description

The University is seeking to appoint an exceptional Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange. This new role reflects our focus on developing the University’s Knowledge Exchange strategy, growing enterprise activities and enhancing our partnerships at a local, national and international level.  This is a key appointment to our University Executive Board, critical to the delivery of our University Strategy.

You will provide leadership and strategic direction to cultivate and advance effective collaborations with key partners. You will also deliver progress in knowledge exchange and generation of industrial income. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, you will work closely with the PVC for Research, PVC for Teaching, Learning and Students and the Director of External Relations and play a full role in shaping the overall strategic direction of the University.

You will be a strong academic leader of intellectual stature and will be able to provide evidence of active engagement in developing partnerships and knowledge exchange. You will possess excellent leadership skills, high-level strategic judgement and the ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to make informal enquires to Paul Ellison (Recruitment Advisor) on +44 (0)1904 324 865.

About York
The University of York is a highly successful institution with a strong commitment to excellence in research and in teaching and learning. A member of the prestigious Russell Group of top UK universities, York is a dynamic research-intensive university which has experienced significant growth over the past ten years.

The new University Strategy emphasises a strong commitment to ensuring equal career opportunities for all. We are keen to encourage interest from candidates from all backgrounds.

Closing date: 11 December 2016
Interview date: 30 January 2017

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity. 



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.