The Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience is seeking to appoint a Professor to conduct and lead an internationally competitive research agenda in Magnetoencephalography (MEG). You will take a senior leadership role (i) through continuing to develop the cryogenic MEG research facility at the CCNi as a multi-user facility that bridges with other facilities (e.g. 7T at ICE) and academic/clinical units, as well as (ii) through supporting and leading efforts to establish OPM MEG at the CCNi. You will deliver research-led education and demonstrate excellence in teaching that supports the strategic objectives and priorities of the School/College in line with the University's ambitions and will make a substantial contribution to enhancing teaching and research within the School/College. You will also undertake substantial responsibilities associated with managing external stakeholder relationships that enhance the University's reputation, advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and strengthen links with professional bodies.
The School of Psychology and Neuroscience is a world-class research and teaching unit situated within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences. It has recently been rated 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland, REF 2021 research output in Times Higher Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience category.
The University of Glasgow is one of the world's top 100 universities and a member of the UK's research-intensive Russell Group. As well as housing a vibrant and growing academic community, the university is also located in a beautiful setting with many local cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants, and there is a thriving cultural scene in the city. Scotland's famously stunning lochs and mountains are nearby, and easily accessible by rail or car.
As part of Team UofG, you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity. We strongly encourage applications from across our community and in particular, those prospective colleagues who are from ethnically diverse/minority backgrounds, have a disability or long-term health condition, and/or the LGBTQ+ community. Inclusion, Equality, and Diversity are at the core of the University of Glasgow experience, and at the heart of the School of Psychology & Neuroscience. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive culture through our commitment to diversity awards including the Athena Swan Award and The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Times Higher Education Award.
To conduct and lead an internationally competitive research agenda in Magnetoencephalography (MEG) at the Centre of Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi), University of Glasgow. The postholder will take a senior leadership role (i) through continuing to develop the cryogenic MEG research facility at the CCNi as a multi-user facility that bridges with other facilities (e.g. 7T at ICE) and academic/clinical units, as well as (ii) through supporting and leading efforts to establish OPM MEG at the CCNi. The postholder will deliver research-led education and demonstrate excellence in teaching that supports the strategic objectives and priorities of the School/College in line with the University's ambitions, and will make a substantial contribution to enhancing teaching and research within the School/College. The postholder will also undertake substantial responsibilities associated with managing external stakeholder relationships that enhance the University's reputation, advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and strengthen links with professional bodies.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide leadership across the School and College in relation to research and publication in order to enhance the quality of the School's international research profile, including conducting personal research of the highest quality and maintaining a consistent high- level output of publications and presentations of world-class quality.
2. Sustain internationally leading high-quality research activity, seeking and securing funding for a portfolio of research projects through grant applications to external funding bodies, e.g. Research Councils and mentoring early career staff to support their development in securing funding.
3.Take a leading role across the School and College in relation to strategic learning and teaching initiatives through: embedding a research-led, evidence- based ethos in teaching and learning; leading on teaching collaborations and teaching innovations; and influencing teaching and assessment practices and policy across the School/College.
4. Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities across the School and College in a manner that enhances the student experience, ensures programmes are internationally benchmarked and of international standing, and that values and supports a culture of enhancement.
5. Demonstrate leadership in supervising research projects undertaken by research staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students and ensure the effective development of the staff and students. Actively engage with potential research students of high calibre intending to undertake postgraduate and doctoral research, building effective working relationships and supervising to completion.
6. Make a substantial contribution to University Committees/Working Groups to ensure the advancement of learning and teaching policies and practice that align with local and
international challenges in Higher Education, evolving student needs and other related
changes in the University's strategic context.
7. Build effective internal and external collaborations to support the development and mentoring of academic staff and their learning, and to enhance research and teaching within the School and College.
8. Represent the School/College/University on key external bodies and at significant external events nationally and internationally to promote excellence in research and teaching, and the development of professional practice.
9. Ensure a substantial track record of, and demonstrate leadership in, knowledge creation and transfer, ensuring impact on external bodies and contributions to public understanding and contributing fully to key strategic initiatives that underpin School, College and University strategies for external engagement.
10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.
Knowledge / Qualifications
A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD or equivalent in related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the discipline/subject area.
A2. An established and internationally recognised reputation for high-quality research and knowledge exchange in subject specialism.
A3. A thorough understanding of, and track record in, contributing to broader academic leadership and management at School/RI/Service/College level.
A4. Engagement with the current and future priorities of University/College/Service strategies, aims and ambitions.
C1. Research profile in Cognitive Neuroscience with a specialization in cryogenic Magnetoencephalography, a demonstrable ability to conduct research in this field at an internationally competitive level with a track record of high-quality research publications.
C2. A track record in or ambition to develop a research programme using OPM MEG
C3. Proven ability to lead and deliver high quality and innovative University teaching, including assessment and curriculum development.
C4. Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, policy and practitioner communities.
C5. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collegiality and collaborative working.
C6. Proven ability to foster research collaborations with colleagues in other disciplines, Schools, Colleges and Universities as appropriate.
C7. Proven project, people and budget management skills
C8. Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication
C9. Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.
E1. A track record of research income generation from a range of sources.
E2. Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of research issues and debates, both nationally and internationally, and future direction of research and teaching in the subject area.
E3. Maintaining a portfolio of research activity of international quality, reputation and impact.
E4. Providing academic leadership across the School/College, leading innovation and management of teaching, setting standards and monitoring progress.
E5. Leading student supervision and mentoring/coaching early career staff, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership.
E6. Contributing to the academic leadership and management of the School/College, e.g. by chairing committees and leading on key processes and new initiatives.
F1. A track record in or ambition to link basic cognitive research with clinically oriented research to increase understanding of disease mechanisms and clinical applications in diagnostics and therapy.
F2. A track record or plans to incorporate Ecological research approaches in future research will be a plus.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be within the Professorial range and subject to negotiation.
This post is full time and open ended.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Gregor Thut, [email protected]
Vacancy Ref: 135208, Closing Date: 12 February 2024.
Vacancy Ref : 135208 Close Date : 12-Feb-2024 23:45