Professor and Director of the Institute for Public Policy & Professional Practice

Ormskirk, Lancashire
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor and Director of the Institute for Public Policy & Professional Practice

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: Competitive Salary
Post Type: Full Time
Reference: EHM0202-0218

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our staff and students.

About You

A strategic thinker with an open and consultative leadership style, you will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge. You will have successful experience of managing resources prudently, with integrity and professionalism. 

You will be of professorial standing (or eligible to be considered for a professorial appointment) and hold an international reputation as a researcher and networker. With a proven capacity to provide strategic leadership for Institute for Public Policy & Professional Practice you will ensure that it becomes one of the country’s leading research institutes on public policy. 

About the Role 

You will lead the Institute for Public Policy & Professional Practice, an outward-facing interdisciplinary research institute with effective partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It is committed to public engagement and to playing a leading part in the University's research-impact strategy.


Working at Edge Hill means working in a distinctly empowering environment, where culture and collaboration are valued above traditional process-driven thinking. This is a workplace where you can really make a difference.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, with optional corporate healthcare and extensive development opportunities.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
George Talbot, Dean & Pro Vice-Chancellor (Arts & Sciences) at george.talbot@edgehill.ac.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 25 March 2018