Professor/Reader in Social Work, Sociology or Psychology

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Jul 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 10, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology

Human and Health Sciences

Professor/Reader in Social Work, Sociology or Psychology (gender-based violence specialist)
Competitive remuneration package
Full time
Ref: R5054

The School of Human and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a world-leading expert (Professor/Reader) in research on gender-based violence (GBV) from the disciplines of Social Work, Sociology or Psychology. The successful candidate will lead and expand the work of the None in Three Centre for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence and significantly advance the School’s strategic goals of international excellence and leadership in the study of GBV more generally.

The None in Three Centre is a transdisciplinary research centre which sits within the School but has satellite offices in other counties; it takes its name from the World Health Organisation statistic that one in three women and girls will be subject to sexual or physical violence in their life time. Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (particularly SDG 5), the Centre exists to help make this none in three and is working with partners around the globe to change attitudes and behaviours that contribute to different forms of gender-based violence (GBV). Targeting those most amenable to change, young people, we undertake new research on the socio-cultural drivers of GBV and develop and evaluate prosocial video games for use as educational tools in schools and other settings, to prevent violence by positively influencing attitudes, norms and behaviours (

The current Director will be stepping back from the role and we now seek to appoint a successor who can take the Centre forward and expand its work to other countries and other forms of gender-based violence through securing additional grant funding. The successful candidate will lead a dedicated and highly skilled management team and provide specialist subject expertise in relation to gender-based violence/violence against children and experience of working in diverse cultural/country contexts, including low and middle-income countries. It is anticipated that the new Director will split his/her time between leading the Centre and leading GBV research and teaching in the School more widely.

The School is committed to internationalisation and the successful candidate will need to have a proven record of international collaboration and research leadership.

The School of Human and Health Sciences is an award winning, professionally accredited School with a strong focus on excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School consists of three linked Departments – Health Sciences, Psychology and Behavioural & Social Sciences, and is home to over 3000 undergraduates, 1250 postgraduates and upwards of 230 postgraduate research students. We are a truly international School with staff and students from over 85 countries. You will further the School's position by undertaking world leading research and impact work, and through the generation of substantive research and enterprise income. You will also offer research leadership and mentoring to early career researchers.

The University of Huddersfield has been recognised as a gold-rated institution in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is committed to highest standards in the generation and dissemination of knowledge.

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Professor Paul Bissell, Dean of School on and Professor Adele Jones, Professor of Social Work and Director of the None in Three Centre on

For more information, please download the recruitment pack and for more information about the None in Three Centre see

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit:

Closing Date: 10 August 2020

Interview Date: 07 September 2020

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