Professor of Higher Education

UCL Institute of Education, London

Professorial Grade, dependent on achievements, qualifications and experience, with minimum salary £70,420 per annum; a competitive salary will be available to exceptional candidates.

The Institute is looking to appoint a Professor of Higher Education. The chair’s primary role will be to develop a vision of the role of higher education research, the design and delivery of learning and teaching and the development of capability and capacity to implement that vision, in a multi-faculty and globally renowned, world-leading university in the 21st century.

To do so, the chair will be expected to: (i) develop, drawing in expertise from across the IOE and wider UCL, a cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary research programme designed to address contemporary economic, social and policy challenges relating to higher education nationally and globally; (ii) lead the design/re-design of a new Masters programme reflecting their new research priorities, in line with the principles of UCL’s Connected Curriculum.

1. Provide strategic vision and leadership in relation to:

a) higher education research within EPS, across the IOE and through forming productive liaison with relevant sections and researchers in wider UCL
b) higher education taught provision through facilitating redevelopment based on an international competitor and market analysis
c) the future direction of Centre for Global Higher Education and Centre for Higher Education Studies
d) agenda setting and prioritisation, including further diversifying the higher education research culture, and extending capability and capacity, sustainability and profile (nationally and internationally) of all higher education activity

2. Secure large-scale funds for research in relevant fields

3. Develop a distinctive research agenda, publishing in high impact (national and international) peer reviewed journals.

4. Act as an ambassador for higher education activity in the IOE and UCL, leading engagement with potential research users and partners, and contributing to national and international public debates on higher education in the context of the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the creation of a fair and cohesive society.

Closing date: 16 December 2018

Further details and apply

Associate Professorship of Higher Education

Department of Education in association with Linacre College, Oxford

Grade 10a: £47,263 to £63,463 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Higher Education to be based at the Department of Education, Norham Gardens, Oxford. The post is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointee will be a Supernumerary Fellow and a member of the Governing Body of the College. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment.

The University wishes to appoint a candidate whose main research and teaching experience is in the area of higher education. The main duties of the post will be: to contribute to the department’s strong research profile in future research assessment exercises through his or her own programme of publications and research funding, to contribute to teaching on Masters courses and to their further development, to supervise graduate students in the broad area of higher education, and to contribute to the research-related activities of the higher education research group.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in an area of relevance to the post, successful experience of social scientific research in the field of higher education, a proven track-record of high quality publications in higher education and a good record of funded research. She or he will have the ability to obtain and manage research grants and manage contract research staff and a strong record of collaboration and teamwork. She or he will also have a strong background of teaching higher education courses and successful experience of teaching high achieving graduate students, including doctoral students.

Closing date: 20 December 2018

Further details and apply