Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellor

The Council is now looking to appoint a successor to Professor John Last as Vice Chancellor, who is retiring after over a decade at the helm, to continue the University’s impressive ascent within UK Higher Education. 

The incoming Vice Chancellor will inherit a strong financial base and an enviable record of academic achievement since university status was conferred in 2012. In common with other universities, the new Vice Chancellor will face the pressing contemporary challenges of climate change and advancing diversity in the staff and student community and in the curriculum.  A priority will be addressing with agility and dynamism how NUA, and the wider specialist arts sector, provides graduates with the skills to meet the evolving needs of the UK’s creative industries – a crucial part of the national economy.

The Vice Chancellor’s role in building NUA’s national and international profile will be balanced with playing an active part in shaping the regional economy and the future of its dynamic creative-digital sector. The Council of NUA is looking for a Vice Chancellor who will bring the requisite level of leadership, vision, management and interpersonal skills to lead on this agenda and who can develop further our existing relationships with external partners locally and nationally.  The successful candidate must share our belief in the life-changing value of education for the individual and society.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 12th October 2020

Formal interviews will take place either week commencing 23rd or 30th November 2020.

Link to Appointment Details brochure >

Location: Norwich

Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: 12/10/2020 11:59 pm


For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Rachel Hogan on +44 (0) 20 7340 6210 or

To apply for the role full details can be found on the Perrett Laver website: 

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