United Kingdom

Position type:

Full time


Competitive package for an outstanding candidate.

27 Feb 2018
06 Apr 2018

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-58941

Job Purpose

Main Responsibilities are to:

  • Provide academic leadership and research management
  • Initiate and undertake research projects in the areas of social work, applied sociology, social policy and/or criminology, including the active pursuit of funded research in their own and related fields
  • Publish internationally excellent and world leading research
  • Actively continue to develop the School’s research culture and support the development of the research capacity of colleagues within the School
  • Initiate and facilitate interdisciplinary developments across the College and University
  • Work with appropriate colleagues to ensure the implementation of School and College academic strategies, including the achievement of agreed research goals and REF targets
  • Make a significant contribution to research student supervision in the School
  • Make a significant contribution to teaching programmes in their own and cognate areas
  • Play an appropriate leadership role in appropriate forums within the School, College and wider University
  • Represent the School to relevant external bodies
  • Any other duties as agreed by the Head of School

Person Specification

Person specification - candidates will have:
  • An international reputation for excellence in research
  • An outstanding publications record
  • Extensive experience of leadership in research and teaching
  • A strong commitment to academic cooperation and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • An established record of attracting external research funding and of supporting colleagues in applying for research grants
  • Significant administrative and managerial experience
  • Research interests that complement and/or strengthen the existing research interests of colleagues within the School
  • Experience of designing, delivering and organising undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • The ability to inspire colleagues through personal achievement and professional commitment

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