President and Vice-Chancellor


Queen’s University Belfast is among the top 1% of global universities and is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities.

With an annual turnover of £330m, some 23,000 students and 3,800 staff, the University plays a significant leadership role in Northern Ireland. Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The unique and positive impact of Queen’s – locally and globally – is well recognised, and the University is poised for considerable success and growth in the next decade.

Under the visionary leadership of the late Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, the University has embarked upon a transformational journey towards achieving the strategic ambitions articulated within our Corporate Plan 2016-21.

This Plan provides a roadmap for Queen’s to realise its ambitions, building on its reputation as an internationally recognised university, conducting leading-edge education and research, focused on the needs of society.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader of significant academic standing, possessing deep insight on the challenges and opportunities facing leading research-intensive universities. S/he will have outstanding communication skills with demonstrable ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders. The successful individual will champion diversity and epitomise the values and culture of the University.

To apply or download further information about the role, please visit quoting reference 3166.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 6 October 2017.

Vice-Chancellor Brochure