Director of Countryside and Community Research Institute
The University of Gloucestershire is a vibrant and thriving university with a vision to enable transformation for our students, backed by an ambitious strategy to undertake excellent research and innovative professional practice. The CCRI has a central place in this mission, using its research and direct engagement with policy and practice to provide research informed teaching and enhance delivery in many of our schools.
The CCRI has an established reputation for leading internationally excellent inter- and trans-disciplinary applied research to address global challenges in food, farming, rural economy, community, environmental and climate topics. Its mission is to conduct and publish world-class, agenda-setting research to influence policy actors, practitioners and decision makers at all levels. It makes a substantive REF submission into the Environment and Planning Unit of Assessment.
We are looking to appoint a Director to lead this dynamic and influential team of researchers working collaboratively to ensure the continued growth and development of the Institute. This post also makes an important contribution to the University’s research leadership, sitting on the University’s Research Committee, reporting to the Dean of Academic Development.
You will have significant leadership experience in a high performing impactful research environment, leading by example through a personal portfolio of externally funded programmes of research, delivering world class research outputs and impact. You will have a track record in securing funded research and setting up and leading successful collaborative research teams and networks. You will also have experience of successfully mentoring, supervising and supporting early-career researchers. It goes without saying that you will be a superb communicator with an ability to build strong collaborative relationships with partners both within the UK and internationally.
To find out more about this post or for an informal conversation, please email email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
Closing Date: Sunday 23 May 2021
Interview Date: Monday 7 June 2021
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