Principal of St Hilda's College

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Full time
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Full time

St Hilda’s College was founded in 1893 to offer women access to higher education and champion their position in academia. Today a mixed College, it has translated that founding vision into a contemporary commitment to equal opportunity and social inclusivity while continuing to espouse the highest standards of teaching, learning and research. St Hilda’s aspires to enable the brightest minds to realise their full intellectual and creative potential, regardless of their background.

One of the University of Oxford’s 39 constituent Colleges, St Hilda’s has strengths across a wide range of disciplines, from social and economic history to medicine, from music to engineering, and from quantum computing to law. With close to equal numbers of women and men at both undergraduate and graduate level and an international mix among both students and staff, St Hilda’s is an attractively diverse and lively community in which to study and work. Its striking riverside location and expansive gardens and lawns correlate with its openness to new horizons. The College is entering an exciting phase of its history, with new facilities that expand its provision for students and advance the College’s ambitions to be more outward facing.

Following the tenure of Professor Sir Gordon Duff, who steps down on 31 July 2021 after a seven-year term, the Governing Body of St Hilda’s College invites applications from outstanding candidates for the role of Principal from 1 August 2021.

Interested applicants should possess an excellent track record of achievement and leadership in their chosen field. They should be committed to furthering the College’s aims, values, and ideals and to supporting world-class research and education. They should have the operational acuity to oversee the running of the College and an aptitude for and interest in fundraising. The next Principal of St Hilda’s should be an individual with the ability to lead with vision, ambition and integrity.

Completed applications should be uploaded at quoting reference number 4687.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 BST on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

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