Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University


For more than 120 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative and technological education and change. We are Cornwall’s University; a strong local and anchor institution within its defining rural and coastal community. Our portfolio of courses represents the breadth of the Creative and Cultural Industries.  Our refreshed Mission, Vision and Values set out our focus on the nexus between creativity and technology, building on our strengths to ensure that we are true leaders in the sector. As well as courses that are delivered on-campus in Cornwall, the University also provides ground-breaking distance and executive-level learning through our Falmouth Online portfolio, Academy of Continuing Education, and significant partnerships with industry-leading bodies. With over 7,000 students, we are committed to providing the very best that creative higher education has to offer.

In an exciting period of development, we are looking to appoint an inspiring Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) to support in leading the University, working extremely closely with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emma Hunt, and other key staff. The DVC will shape and ensure the successful delivery of the University’s educational vision and strategy, developing our emerging signature pedagogy, the interface between creativity and technology. The new DVC will deputise for the Vice-Chancellor as required, and will lead on a number of University committees. They will provide leadership and line management for the Faculty Deans and work closely with University Executive Board and Professional Service colleagues, the University and College Union and Students’ Union.

Strong candidates will be proactive, innovative, and strategic thinkers with an agile approach to leadership and change management. They must have a deep understanding of creative practice and the creative and cultural industries, ideally with a background in the field of Design, and will have an unquestionable commitment to Falmouth’s values. The successful candidate will need to be comfortable operating within a fast-paced environment, and will have a track-record of academic leadership and delivery of significant institution-wide innovations.

Candidate Pack

Falmouth University


The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and addressed to is 6 September 2024.

To arrange an informal conversation, please email