Professor and Head of the School of Education – Durham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Posted 8 months ago

Vacancy Reference: 23001084

Permanent – Full Time

Salary Range: Competitive salary based on our professorial Pay Scales by Negotiation

The School of Education

Durham University’s School of Education offers a vibrant, innovative and friendly academic environment for talented individuals to flourish. We are looking to appoint an outstanding individual to the role of Professor who will, in the first instance, take on the role of Head of School for three years. The person appointed would have had successful experience in strategic management and leadership within a University Education department, have knowledge and expertise in Education as a discipline, be familiar with the UK government’s policies relating to Higher Education and how these impact on universities, and also in the professional aspects of the education of teachers (particularly initial teacher education). They will also have excellent organisational skills to lead the operation of a complex School.

We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Education and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with research that has a focus on one of our areas of research excellence as described on the website: Durham University Evidence Centre for Education; Higher & Further Education; Intercultural, International &a mp; Comparative Education; Pedagogy & Curriculum; Psychology & Education; so they can be a leading researcher in one or more of these fields.

The School of Education is a world leader in education and research with an extensive and distinguished history. Our 60+ academic staff are producing ground-breaking research with significant impact and are highly active in public engagement both nationally and internationally. In the REF [Research Excellence Framework] 2021 cycle, Durham University’s School of Education was ranked 1st in the country for outputs, =1st for Impact case studies and 7th for research environment, with an overall grade point average ranking of 2nd. We are also a top 100 THE World Ranked School of Education, ranked 77th in 2023 and were rated as Outstanding by OFSTED in its last two inspections.

Enjoying a supportive and engaging research environment, the School of Education is strongly committed to equality and diversity. It is dedicated to promoting the values advanced by Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter, and strives to ensure an inclusive and enriching environment for all staff and students. We offer personal research allowances, additional research funding through our research committee, and funding support for each of our research groups, one of the most generous research leave schemes in the sector, and mentoring support to all academic staff.

This post offers a unique opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our School’s pages at Professor and Head of School.

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Education, with the ability to take a leading role in the development of the School’s research and teaching, and to fully engage in the citizenship, service and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment that is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Closing date: 10 September 2023.

Interview dates: 7 November 2023 for presentations and 8 November 2023.

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