Neal Juster joined the University of Glasgow as the Vice-Principal (Strategy and Resources) in August 2007 and was appointed to the position of Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor in July 2013. In addition to deputizing for the Principal in his absence, Neal’s primary responsibilities are: to lead the development and implementation of the University’s quinquennial strategic plan; and to lead the annual planning cycle.
Immediately prior to appointment to the University of Glasgow Neal was Pro Vice-Principal at the University of Strathclyde (2006-7). Other academic appointments include Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2002-6) and Head of Department in the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (1997-2002), University of Strathclyde and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds (1988-97).
Neal received his BSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is a member, and past Chair, of the IMechE Academic Standards Committee, the committee responsible for accrediting relevant undergraduate degree programmes.