Appointment of Vice-Chancellor


As we look ahead to 2031, when our University will celebrate 150 years of creativity, innovation and global impact, we are seeking our next Vice-Chancellor, who will take us there, and beyond. Since 1881, our mission has been the advancement of learning and the ennoblement of life. The opportunity to further this aim now, with our teaching and research already transforming lives in our renowned home city and around the world, has never been greater. 

Our next Vice-Chancellor will lead a 300,000 strong international community of staff, students and alumni with a shared passion for a university and place that stand out from crowd. Outward-looking, pioneering, welcoming, diverse and inclusive, we are proud to share many characteristics with the city of Liverpool.  We are at the heart of the city region’s ambitions, which will bring the University’s research in areas including advanced materials, digital, health and sustainability to the fore. But our reach is without borders; we work with industry and academia nationally and internationally to make new discoveries and help solve society’s global challenges.  

This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding leader to build upon the University’s successes and achieve its longer-term aspirations. With an ambitious Council to support you, we believe that the Vice Chancellor role at the University of Liverpool is one of the most rewarding and exciting roles in the sector.

 The deadline for applications is 9:00am GMT on Thursday 24th March 2022.

The University is committed to providing an environment which recognises and values people’s differences, capitalises on the strengths that those differences bring to the institution and supports all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed.

More information on the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit at University of Liverpool can be found HERE.

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Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae, detailing academic and professional qualifications and experience, full employment history and relevant achievements. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role. The closing date for applications will be 9:00am GMT on Thursday 24th March 2022.

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