Professor of Leadership in Education

London (GB)
27 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Learning and Leadership


Professor of Leadership in Education

Full Time 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade Professorial. The salary range will be At an appropriate point on the professorial scale (minimum £69,039 per annum), inclusive of London Allowance.

The Department of Learning and Leadership (DLL) has an international reputation for its work in leadership, early years education, and primary education. The breadth of its work includes internationally renowned research, outstanding teaching and teacher-training, and cutting edge consultancy and enterprise work. Some examples of our areas of research are curriculum and pedagogy; evaluation, including complex interventions; head teachers and other leaders; national and international policy; school systems and their organisation. 

The successful candidate will join DLL as Director of the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL). They will support the department in making a major contribution to UCL’s strategic direction and mission. Their work will enable LCLL to evolve in line with exciting developments in DLL and IOE. 

We are seeking an individual with an outstanding internationally and nationally recognised profile. This profile will be, a) a major contribution to research on leadership, or b) a major contribution to leadership in education at national and/or international policy level, or a profile that combines both a) and b). 

For the successful candidate their Professorial responsibilities will include the role of Director of the London Centre for Leadership in Learning for an initial term of five years. Responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Develop a clear vision for the Centre and its activities, including a programme for the study and development of leadership nationally and globally 
  • Secure external funding for Centre activities, via enterprise, philanthropic funding, and/or research funding 
  • Lead a clearly defined, innovative research agenda 
  • Act as an ambassador for DLL, the IOE and UCL, leading engagement with potential research users and partners, and contributing at the highest level to national and international public debates on improving education and learning
  • Sector leading expertise in educational leadership 
  • Evidence of successful leadership of programmes, initiatives and/or major projects 
  • An outstanding record in income generation 
  • The ability to work effectively with others, including department and institution senior staff, and less experienced staff, in order to enhance the work of LCLL and DLL 
  • Proven managerial qualities

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1717139.

For further information, please contact Tricia Combs ( , 020 7612 6459), Academic Administrator and PA to Professor Dominic Wyse, Head of Department of Learning and Leadership.

Closing Date: 19 April 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. 

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