Opportunity at Glasgow: Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies, Job Ref: 034519


The School of Education, College of Social Sciences, is a large and dynamic unit that brings together researchers with expertise across all sectors of education: formal and non-formal, pre-school through to higher, adult, and community education. The School is currently ranked 1st in the UK for Education in the Complete University Guide (2019 and 2020). It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD courses and hosts the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC); the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) and the St. Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education.

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 producing better places locally, nationally, and globally, providing a major source of research-informed evidence that contributes to positive economic and societal impact. The School is situated within the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) and we welcome applications from candidates keen to contribute to interdisciplinary research, scholarship and knowledge exchange, working collaboratively in taking forward the CoSS interdisciplinary research themes which are: Addressing Inequalities; Challenges in Changing Cities; Digital Society and Economy; Justice, Insecurity and Fair Decision Making; and Sustainable Development.

The successful candidate will contribute to and lead innovative, research-led teaching, with a particular focus on Educational Studies. Our postgraduate programmes in Educational Studies are among the largest in our School’s portfolio, attracting students from across the globe.

You will make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the School/College through leading and contributing to research of international standard, high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, securing research funding, and providing academic leadership and management within the School/College. You will build and sustain relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach.

Applications are invited from candidates who will hold a PhD or equivalent in a related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the discipline/subject area of Educational Studies.

This position is open-ended and full time.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Margery McMahon, Head of School, email address head-education-school@glasgow.ac.uk

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Apply online at: www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs then click “search our vacancies” and enter vacancy reference number 038097.

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