Deputy Principal Academic and Research


UHI is a globally recognised tertiary institution providing innovative further and higher education for over 40,000 students across 70 campuses and learning centres spread across the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. 

UHI offers much more than a traditional university. Its mission is to provide a transformational impact on the people, communities, and economy of the regions we serve through a rich blend of academic programmes from access level to PhD. 

The fundamental part of our mission is to drive cocreated education and research, enhanced by our unique landscape, heritage and cultures, ensuring that learning outcomes are second to none. We are also committed to affirming all of the languages, dialects and cultures throughout our regions, including Gaelic language and culture. Across the UHI operating area we have centres of excellence and world-class thinking that are pushing the boundaries of academic and applied knowledge where staff, students, industry and communities are collaborating to drive innovation and new ways of thinking.

To lead our work, we are recruiting to the following role: 

Deputy Principal Academic and Research 

Salary: £Competitive 

The role of Deputy Principal Academic and Research offers a unique opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in shaping and advancing the institution’s strategic academic and research priorities. 

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 23 June 2024 

Applications should be made via email to by midnight on Sunday 23 June 2024 and must include on separate documents:  

  • A letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification. 
  • Curriculum vitae (CV). 
  • Details of three referees and your notice period
  • A completed personal details form   

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