Professor of Social Work

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
23 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of Social Work
School: Social Work (
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (
Staff Category: Academic
Reference No: 107844
Reports To    Head of the School of Social Work and Social Policy
Grade:    Professorial
Salary Range:    Salary commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    The hours of work are those required to fulfil the duties of the post.
Closing Date    26th February 2018

Job Advert

The School of Social Work and Social Policy wishes to appoint a dynamic Professor of Social Work to provide leadership and support to our vibrant group of Social Work academics.  You will have a sustained track-record of personal research activity, including the generation of grant income and publications of the highest international quality.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates with interests in our principal research areas of Children, young people and families; Health and Wellbeing; Citizenship and communities; and Social and criminal justice.  The School of Social Work and Social Policy aspires to create an open and diverse culture, and we particularly welcome applications from women and from individuals who identify as members of an ethnic minority.

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 Bernard Harris, Head of School (

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Academic staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

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.


Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 12 month probationary period.


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.

Formal interviews for this post will be likely to be held on Friday, 13 April 2018.

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.