Appointment Details

University of Dundee

Job Title: Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Job Reference:KUDD2

Closing Date: Thursday 5 Mar 2020

Salary: Competitive

The University of Dundee is seeking an exceptional leader for the post of Principal and Vice-Chancellor. This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to build upon a strong platform of impressive progress made over recent years. The appointed candidate will shape an exciting future for Dundee, a university with a unique blend of gold-standard teaching, world-class research and one of the best student experiences in the United Kingdom.

Dundee is The Times & Sunday Times University of the Year for Student Experience 2020, holds a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework and has established itself as the most research-intensive medium sized university in the UK.

The University’s new Principal and Vice-Chancellor will provide outstanding leadership, commanding the respect of Dundee’s unique community, bringing energy and enthusiasm to the delivery of the University’s vision and strategy. This person will promote and stimulate the very best academic, organisational and financial performance, as well as playing a leading role in representing the University’s interests locally and nationally, whilst driving its ambitious international growth agenda.

Strong candidates will demonstrate a keen affinity with Dundee’s values, whilst evidencing a strong commitment to Dundee’s community and the wellbeing of the wider region. A strong record of championing diversity and inclusion, as well as a commitment to representing the student voice in decision making at the highest level will be crucial. The ability to motivate the entire University community through outstanding interpersonal, influencing, management and communication skills will be essential, as will credibility with distinguished academics and practitioners.

Saxton Bampfylde is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Dundee on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code KUDD2. Alternatively, email Belinda Beck at or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should arrive no later than 12 pm on Thursday 5 March 2020.

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