Professor of Education

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

Professor of Education


Location: Ormskirk
Salary: Competitive Salary
Available on a part time or full time basis
Reference: EHP0035-0218
Number of Positions: 3

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

About You

Already of professorial standing or eligible to be considered for a professorial appointment, you will have very strong research and teaching profiles, a successful track record in research-income generation, experience of supervising doctoral students to completion, and an ability to contribute to the research mentoring of colleagues as appropriate across the Faculty. 

In addition, your excellent communication skills, creativity and ability to inspire and motivate others will help to establish you as an academic leader in research within the Faculty and wider University.

About the Role 

The Faculty of Education is seeking to make a number of Professorial appointments. These positions present a unique opportunity to play a central role in the development and enhancement of research in the Faculty in a post designed to accommodate the ambitions and plans of the successful candidates. Post-holders will be attached to one of the Faculty’s four academic departments (Early Years Education; Children, Education and Communities; Secondary and Further Education; Professional Learning). We want to work with the best, brightest and most exciting individuals and will consider appointments on a part time or full time basis.

Applications are welcomed from those with established profiles in the following areas of expertise:

Education leadership
Education policy and/or evaluation
Language in Education
Critical race theory/race and education
Marginalisation and disadvantage in educational practice
Social justice
Special educational needs and disabilities
Mathematics Education


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: Dr Lynnette Turner, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean of Education at turnerl@edgehill.ac.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 25 March 2018