Our new Vice-Chancellor: the search begins

Professor Sir Steve Smith will be retiring from the University in August 2020, and the recruitment process to find our new Vice-Chancellor has begun. 

We’re following a defined process to find the right leader for our University, one who can build on our current successes and enable us to thrive in the future. The process will be led by a Joint Committee of Council and Senate, chaired by Sarah Turvill, our Chair of Council.

We are using a professional recruitment firm and working with an external advisor on diversity amongst senior appointments.  We also wish to use the networks and contacts of Exeter’s senior team, academic and professional service staff, Council, alumni, and regional, national and international partners to identify possible candidates.

We involved colleagues and students in influencing the job description and person specification. Our dedicated microsite contains the full candidate recruitment pack. Application is open until 24 June 2019. Initial interviews with the search firm will take place in July/August with final stage interviews taking place in late October 2019.  We will keep this page and our newsletters updated with further information when relevant and appropriate.