Dr Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge Business School has been appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University Community and Engagement), for a first term of three years with effect from 1 October 2021.
Dr Kamal Munir is a Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Academic Director at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy based at the Business School, and will remain in those roles during his new appointment. He is a University Race and Inclusion Champion, and is a Fellow of Homerton College.
In his role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dr Munir will provide leadership on matters relating to the University’s community, with an emphasis on staff and public engagement. These areas of responsibility have increased significantly in recent years and are a priority area for the University.
Dr Munir’s new role takes over from Professor Eilis Ferran, who will complete her term in office as Pro‑Vice‑Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations at the end of this academic year. The international portfolio will be combined with the Pro‑Vice‑Chancellor (Research) role, since there are important synergies between the University’s international and research activities.
Dr Munir will lead the development and implementation of strategy and policy relating to all staff (academic and professional services). Building on the foundations put down during Professor Ferran’s tenure, he will have a focus on equality and diversity. The University’s aim is to stand out among its international peers for the excellence of its practice in this area. Dr Munir will also further develop the University’s considerable collections both as an important teaching and research resource, and in public engagement with those outside the University community: locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
There are five Pro-Vice-Chancellors, whose roles provide academic leadership to the University and support the Vice-Chancellor. They work as a team with the Heads of the Schools, the Registrary, the Chief Financial Officer and other senior colleagues, to ensure that the University maintains and enhances its contribution to society and its global academic standing.