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Professor of Development and Community - Internal Only

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 10 £60,905 - £66,537 per annum
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 06/24/2020
Date Posted: 06/05/2020
Reference: A1179


Professor of Development and Community  - Internal Candidates Only 

Based at Francis Close Hall Campus 

1.0 FTE

Reporting directly to the Head of School and working alongside other senior colleagues, the Professor of Development and Community will take a leadership role across the School of Natural and Social Sciences in supporting colleagues to build external partnerships, develop the research environment, and deliver enhancements to student learning.


The Professor will bring to this role significant experience in establishing UK-based and international partnerships and translating these into opportunities for research and for student learning.  They will be responsible for establishing and steering research collaborations to produce outputs recognised as internationally excellent or world-leading.  With a high level of cultural competency and experience in managing field-based projects in a wide variety of contexts, they will lead colleagues in developing a profile of research with community impact, particularly around the themes of social vulnerabilities, social justice, and resource security.


As an independent researcher the post-holder will lead by example in developing a high quality publication profile, securing funding, generating impact through knowledge exchange and business development, and delivering research-informed teaching.  Through their work they will make a visible contribution to the broader University’s research culture and communication.


Experienced in transformative pedagogy including blended and online approaches, the Professor will advise the School in addressing strategic initiatives in teaching and learning. They will develop collaborations with public and community organisations to enhance learning opportunities and student employability, and they will promote learning and action for good citizenship at scales ranging from the local to the global. They will also play a central role in developing staff research skills, coordinating activities to enhance the research environment across the School, and recruiting, supervising and examining research degree students.


The Professor will be expected to contribute to the full range of other activities undertaken by academic colleagues, including teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; acting as a Personal Tutor; generating opportunities to develop students’ employability; student recruitment and outreach; academic administration; and programme leadership.


To be awarded the title of Professor, the successful candidate will meet the University criteria for this level of appointment as detailed within the University’s Academic Role Profiles (Grade 10 – Teaching and Research pathway).

Closing date: Wednesday 24 June 2020

Interview date: TBC

To apply please attach the following documents:

a. a curriculum vitae of no more than five pages to include:


         - employment history

        - major publications or equivalent outputs

         - major outcomes and impacts;


b. a statement summarising how, if awarded the appointment and the title, you would intend to meet the role profile expectations in providing leadership and strategic direction, while progressing your own performance and achievements;


c. the names of two external referees of at least equal seniority to the post and with corresponding title.  (Referees will be approached prior to interview.)


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