UCL Grand Challenges


Applications invited for Pro-Vice-Provost (Climate Crisis)

10 October 2023

Applications are open for the role of Pro-Vice-Provost (Climate Crisis) to lead the new Grand Challenges programme; find out more about this exciting opportunity and how to apply.

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We invite members of the UCL community to apply for an academic leadership role in one of the first two Themes of the evolved UCL Grand Challenges programme: Pro-Vice-Provost (Climate Crisis).

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 3 November 2023.

The Pro-Vice-Provost (PVP) will provide strategic academic leadership of the Grand Challenges Climate Crisis Theme, as part of a flagship institution-wide programme aiming to apply the collective expertise of our community and its partners to five areas of pressing societal concern, as well as to influence the university's educational offering and institutional operations.

Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement) [RIGE] and working closely with the Director of Grand Challenges, the PVP role is available as an internal five-year 0.5FTE secondment, with funding for backfill of the appointee’s substantive post.

We welcome joint applications from two candidates with complementary expertise and skills who wish to job-share. We particularly welcome applications from women, and men or women from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at senior levels.

Read the UCL Strategic Plan’s description of the evolved Grand Challenges.

This is a reopening of the initial call for applications which ended in August 2023, because the appointment panel felt that the pool of colleagues who applied did not fully reflect the diversity of the UCL academic community. Previously received applications will be considered alongside any additional applications.