Professor - School for Policy Studies

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
15 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type

Professor (2 posts available) 

Job number:   ACAD103177 
Division/School:   School for Policy Studies 
Contract type:   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern:   Full or Part time 
Salary:  Competitive salary plus benefits 
Closing date for applications:   18-Apr-2018 
Location: Bristol, UK
The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol wishes to recruit two professors. In line with the strategic development of our research and teaching programmes we seek to fill these posts with high calibre individuals who will contribute to a dynamic, ambitious and collegial environment that is at the forefront of intellectual developments within our interdisciplinary School. The successful candidates will be expected to evidence a strong commitment to teaching, research, and management. We are interested in applicants who have a strong global and/or international dimension to their work. 
The School for Policy Studies leads in its fields of research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 80% of research in social work and social policy was rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Social Work and Social Policy), and our work in exercise, nutrition and health was ranked best in the country (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism).
Our undergraduate programmes are consistently top rated in national league tables most recently 1st in Guardian in 2018, therefore the appointees will have an aptitude to teach to the highest standards at all levels. Teaching contributions will involve contributing to core modules on undergraduate programmes in Criminology, Childhood Studies, or Social Policy, and our Masters programmes.
Applications are sought from candidates who have significant expertise in one or more of the following fields: 
- Ageing
- Crime, Harm and Social Justice
- Education and Welfare
- Health Policy
- Public Policy
- Social Inequalities - Disabilities, Gender, Poverty
Candidates should have a record of national and international leadership in research and scholarship and evidence of contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field; an outstanding record of research and scholarship reflected in publications and external research funding profile; ability to take on management roles within the School; evidence of ability to promote excellence in teaching and learning; and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
The posts are open ended and are available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts are full time, however the School is open to requests for working part time/job share.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 18 April 2018.

In addition, the School for Policy Studies is also recruiting to the following posts: 
- Senior Lecturer (Vacancy Ref: ACAD103179)
- Lecturer (2 posts available) (Vacancy Ref: ACAD103180)
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Esther Dermott, Professor of Sociology and Head of the School for Policy Studies (email: or tel: + 44 (0)117 331 0722  or +44 (0)117 954 6738). We will also be happy to arrange visits for prospective candidates.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.