Professor/Associate Professor in Widening Participation/Social Justice

Exeter, Devon (GB)
14 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor/Associate Professor in Widening Participation/Social Justice (Ref: P00851)

Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience
£54,637 - £68,836 per annum dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience (Associate Professors)

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.  With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality.  This research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. 

We encourage proactive engagement with community partners, industry and business to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. We therefore particularly welcome applications from academic staff with strong connections and funded projects with community partners and business and as well as those who are involved in projects which develop impact. 

The Graduate School of Education within our College of Social Sciences and International Studies is a leading centre for the study of Education. With over 165 years of experience we are ranked 6th in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research in Education, and are in the top 150 in the world for Education according to the QS World University Rankings 2016. 

As Professor you will lead and develop an emerging research group focussed on widening participation and social justice. We see the group growing to generate empirical and theoretical research which investigates access to Higher Education, pathways through Higher Education, and employment outcomes.  It will work closely with the University’s Widening Participation teams but also develop international partnerships which bring international perspectives on widening participation and social justice.  The research group will be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues across related disciplines and to generating new research income, attracting high quality doctoral students and to building capacity generally in research publications, research conferences, dissemination of research findings and best practice.

You will contribute to the research and teaching profile of the Graduate School of Education and support its strategic vision through a commitment the importance of professional education and educational research which can inform, challenge or enrich current understandings.

For the full person specification and a description of the duties of the role please see the job description available from our website

What we can offer you:
•    Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
•    Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly 
•    An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
•    A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

For further information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Professor Debra Myhill, Pro Vice-Chancellor on 01392 724767 or  

The closing date for completed applications is 23rd April 2017.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.