Reader/Professor in European Regional Development Policy

Glasgow City (GB)
£57,674 - £61,179
24 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Reader/Professor in European Regional Development Policy

European Policies Research Centre (

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (

Staff Category Academic
Reference No 61022

Reports To Head of EPRC

Grade: Reader or Professor

Salary Range: For Appointment at Reader:
£57,674 - £61,179

If appointed at Professorial level, salary will be commensurate with the experience and standing of the appointee. Contract Type: Open-ended Contract

FTE: The hours of work are those required to fulfil the duties of the post. 

Closing Date 30 April 2017

The European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) in the School of Government & Public Policy is seeking to appoint a Reader/Professor in European Regional Development Policy. You will be an acknowledged expert and research leader in the field of regional development policy and will play a leading role in a new phase of policy research and income generation in EPRC. This will involve developing new, self-sustaining programmes of externally funded, policy-relevant and comparative research in the field of European economic development, developing and leading teams of researchers, and engaging in relevant professional and knowledge exchange activities to influence public policy at European and national levels.

The post will also involve contributing to a future Masters programme on regional policy and participating in the management of the Centre. You will be required to divide your time between the main EPRC base in Glasgow and a new, secondary base being established at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.  The post requires an energetic, flexible, highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual with a keen interest in the design and practical implementation of policy and experienced in engaging with policymaker and academic audiences across Europe.

In your application, please indicate at which level you wish your application to be considered: Professor, Reader or both.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor John Bachtler, Head of the European Policies Research Centre ( or +44 141 548 3339).

Pre-employment health screening

An offer of appointment will be subject to a medical assessment by Occupational Health. An individual who accepts an offer of employment must complete a confidential medical questionnaire and forward it to the Occupational Health Nurse within 5 days of receipt. If further information is required the individual may be contacted by the OHN or a Medical Advisor and a personal appointment with the individual may be arranged. An unconditional contract of employment will not be issued until Human Resources receives confirmation that applicant is fit to undertake the duties of the post.


The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.


Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.


Informal interviews will be held on Tuesday, 23 May 2017.
Formal interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.