Human Resources

Deputy Vice Principal - Strategic Research *Internal Only* - QMUL26381

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: n/a
Reference: QMUL26381
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 20-Oct-2021
Closing date: 07-Nov-2021

Job profile


About the Role

The role of Deputy Vice Principal - Strategic Research is a senior academic leadership post that will play a key part in delivering the Research and Innovation Enabling Plan, a central pillar of Queen Mary’s Strategy 2030. The DVP will work closely with the Vice Principal for Research and Innovation to connect Queen Mary’s research strengths with the national and international research landscape, ensuring our research is distinctive and high-impact, and that the university is well placed to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to grow our research income.

The postholder will also be responsible for leading Queen Mary’s preparations for the next REF exercise, including implementing the lessons learned and evaluation from REF 2021.

About You

You will hold a senior academic post at Queen Mary. An established and active researcher, you will have a strong portfolio of research activity. You will also have direct experience of at least one of the other key elements of this post: the Research Excellence Framework, development of research infrastructure strategies, facilitating multidisciplinary research and/or initiating strategic research collaborations.

In addition, you will also be an excellent communicator: adept at motivating and engaging colleagues internally and promoting Queen Mary to external audiences.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Terms and conditions and benefits

This role is offered as a three-year, part-time post (0.5FTE) and it is available as a partial secondment from established academic positions at Queen Mary.

Application process

An expression of interest and CV should be sent to by midnight on 7th November 2021.

The expression of interest should be no longer than 2 pages detailing your suitability for the role against the job profile attached. Your CV should be up-to-date and no longer than 2 A4 pages. Please ensure it details your full current job title, area of work (Institute / School / Centre) and preferred method of contract.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a declared disability.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Prospective applicants are very welcome to arrange an informal conversation about the role. Please contact Andrew Livingston at

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 November.