The University of Dundee has appointed Professor David Maguire as its Interim Principal and Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Maguire will take up the role on February 1, for a period of seven months earning £235,000 (pro rata) for the role.
Professor Maguire is Chair of Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions, and will continue in that part-time role while at Dundee.
Prior to his appointment, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich until December 2019.
Professor Maguire said: “I am really pleased to be joining the University of Dundee, an excellent university with a wonderful community of staff and students.
“I am committed to helping Dundee maintain momentum and press forward with its aspirational strategic plan.”
Ronnie Bowie, Chair of the University Court, said: “David brings to us a wealth of experience of leadership in higher education and the private sector, both in the UK and the USA.
“He recognises the values which have made Dundee such an outstanding University and can help us realise our ambitions, building on our achievements as the University of the Year 2020 for Student Experience.”
The University is continuing the recruitment process for the substantive position of Principal and Vice-Chancellor and will be advertising the post soon.