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Provost & President of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is Ireland’s leading university, one of the top ranked universities in Europe and a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). It is currently ranked 101st in the QS World University Rankings.

The 10-year term of office of the current Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, will come to an end on 31 July 2021. Trinity College Dublin is now seeking applications for the position of Provost. The Provost is the Chief Officer of the College, equivalent to the position of Rector or President in other universities, with overall responsibility for the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the University. The Provost chairs the Board of Trinity College Dublin, the University Council and the Finance Committee.

The University is seeking as its next Provost a leader of distinction who demonstrates a commitment to the values of a research-led, comprehensive, innovative and historic university, and who possesses the ability to inspire, nurture ambition and win the confidence of colleagues.

It is a requirement of the Trinity College Dublin Statutes that candidates for the Provostship shall possess:

  1. significant academic standing;
  2. evidence of capacity for management and administration such as is required in an educational or equivalent institution;
  3. evidence of leadership skills and the ability to represent the College externally.

The Provost will take the lead role in implementing the University’s Strategic Plan, fundraising for the University and advancing gender equality.

The selection process includes interviews which are followed, for successful applicants, by nomination and election by members of the academic staff of the University and appointment by the Board.

Enquiries should be directed to the Chairperson of the Steering Committee, Professor Brendan Tangney, Registrar’s Office, West Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland, e-mail:, tel. +353-1-896-2197.

Closing date for complete applications is 12 noon (local Irish time) on 4 December 2020. Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is an equal opportunities employer.