Provost - University of Reading, Malaysia

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Based: Malaysia

Posted on 7 Jun 2017

Job Description

The University of Reading is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide by QS and Times Higher Education. With an outstanding reputation for high-quality education, research and business engagement, it has campuses in the UK, Malaysia and South Africa (Henley Business School) and staff and students from over 140 countries, located across three continents. The University of Reading is truly international and holds a global reputation for providing a diverse and stimulating academic environment.
Opened in September 2015, the University of Reading Malaysia offers students ‘the best of both worlds’; the opportunity to gain a UK education in Malaysia. As a 100 per cent owned entity of the University of Reading in the UK, it offers a range of programmes at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the prestigious Henley MBA, providing its students with more flexible, accessible and affordable access to higher education. Located at its state of the art campus in Educity, Iskandar, and a short distance from Singapore, University of Reading Malaysia now seeks a dynamic individual to lead the organisation to the next stage of its development.
The role of Provost at the University of Reading, Malaysia is a significant academic leadership position, with responsibility for the strategic leadership and operational management of the campus. Among the key challenges will be taking the campus from the current start-up phase to its next level of growth and ambition including meeting stretching student number targets. The role reports to the Chair of the University’s company Board in Malaysia (RUMAL Reading Sdn.Bhd) who is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University of Reading.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding personal record of academic and leadership achievement. With significant experience in transnational education, in driving quality, performance and growth, the next Provost will be widely engaged in international higher education and will demonstrate a strong entrepreneurial ethos. Resonance with the values of the University will be essential, as will an ability to work across different cultures and build effective relationships within a complex stakeholder context.
To apply or to download further information for this role please contact our search agents Perrett Laver at quoting reference number 3044. The deadline for applications is 09:00 GMT on the 13th June 2017.