Reader in Interdisciplinary Research in Education (Research & Teaching
The School of Education invites applications for the position of Reader in
Interdisciplinary Research in Education (Research & Teaching Track) at
University of Glasgow. The School of Education is one of the leading Schools
of Education globally, ranked No 38 in the QS for Education and Training
(2021). We are a large and dynamic unit which brings together academics and
researchers with expertise across all sectors of education: formal and non-
formal, pre-school through to higher, adult and community education.
We offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and CPD courses and you will actively
contribute to delivering an excellent student experience through teaching,
assessment and administration processes. We are committed to social justice in
education and to education research and practice of the highest quality. We
aspire to be a world leader in addressing the contemporary educational issues
of our times, working collaboratively and across disciplines to making a
difference for society's most vulnerable and educationally disadvantaged.
The School prides itself on the effective integration of teaching, research,
theory, policy and practice. The key feature of its research is its commitment
to placing educational research as part of an interdisciplinary agenda to
support the development of more equitable societies in the spirit of social
justice. The School aims to contribute to better places locally, nationally
and globally, providing a major source of research-informed evidence that
contributes to positive economic and societal impact.
We are organised into four Research and Teaching Groups: Culture, Literacies,
Inclusion & Pedagogy (CLIP); Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP);
Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith (PPF); and People, Place & Social Change (PPSC).
The research of the RTGs currently crosses five thematic areas: migration and
refugee education; collaborative schooling for change; ethics, religion and
values in education; urban and place-based learning; and adult learning and
youth transitions. Each highlights aspects of our commitment to social justice
The School is situated within the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) and a
key purpose of this post is to lead interdisciplinary research, scholarship
and knowledge exchange across CoSS and University.
To make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of
the School/College through leading and contributing to world-changing and
internationally-competitive research, high quality teaching at both
undergraduate and postgraduate level, securing research funding, and providing
academic leadership and management within the School/College. To actively
engage in relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge
exchange, public understanding and outreach.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Undertake a leading role in the development and implementation of
individual and/or joint research projects of international standard, and
actively engage in shaping College/School research strategy and enhancing the
quality of the School's research profile.
2. Act as principal investigator or project leader on major, externally
funded, research projects with a portfolio of research activity and
publications of high quality and impact.
3. Take a lead in Knowledge Exchange activities which develop and sustain
support for the subject area and recognised excellence for the University.
4. Actively participate in attracting high calibre research students to
undertake doctoral research and provide leadership to early career staff and
students through research collaboration, supervision and mentorship, assisting
with difficulties e.g. learning support/problems as necessary.
5. Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities to
ensure high quality course/programme administration, setting and monitoring
standards and lead on the development of policy and practice across research
and teaching teams (beyond subject/school level).
6. Create and develop effective networks with students, staff across the
University, and external stakeholders to oversee the embedding of key
University priorities such as graduate attributes, professional requirements,
work-related learning, transitions support, student mobility and quality
enhancement within credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities.
7. Develop a strategic approach to embedding learning technologies across the
Subject/School and College to support and enhance course/programme delivery,
course organisation, feedback and assessment within campus based, blended and
8. Lead the development of inclusive and innovative approaches to teaching,
learning and assessment that recognise the needs of a diverse student cohort,
taking appropriate responsibility for managing associated cultural changes and
staff support and development.
9. Through an established network of external stakeholders, increasingly
influence public understanding and/or professional policy and practice aligned
with the strategic priorities of the School/College/University.
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, Inspiring People
Changing The World.
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 Recognised expertise in subject discipline/specialism to develop new
knowledge and understanding within the field.
A3 Membership of a relevant professional body, if applicable.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
C1 Ability to forge new and effective relationships with colleagues,
internally, and externally, through learned societies, professional bodies,
funders and broader review and editorial processes to initiate and advance
C2 Proven ability to undertake academic leadership of groups/activities to
plan efficiently deploy resources in support of major research and teaching
activities, with substantial impact on finance and other resources.
C3 Ability to disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of
audiences to promote understanding.
C4 Proven track record in research translation and dissemination locally,
nationally and internationally to align with Research Knowledge Exchange
C5 Ability to demonstrate independent thought in order to generate original
research and secure research income.
C6 Substantial track record of published research of international standard
compatible with enhancing the School's submission to the future REF exercises.
C7 Established track record of successfully securing funding for research
projects, as appropriate for the subject specialism.
C8 Internationally recognised excellence and reputation in subject area and
scholarship of teaching in the discipline.
C9 Proven track record of developing and devising teaching programmes,
techniques and methods.
C10 Track record and proven commitment to PGR supervision and mentoring early
career academics, and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career
C11 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the
discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and
practices that support replication.
Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate
how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do not address
each criteria in the format explained above you will not be shortlisted for
Standard Terms and Conditions
The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 9, £53,348, - £60,022
This post is open ended and full time.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities'
Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available
from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions
relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period
of 6 months.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical
trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to
be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and
financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.
Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Ellen Boeren,
Closing Date: 08 November 2021.
The University of Glasgow is the current Times Higher Education (THE)
University of the Year.
It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate,
which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and
flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the
organisation in promoting gender equity.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Vacancy Ref : 068113 Close Date : 08-Nov-2021 23:45