Professor of Education

Bath Spa University - Institute for Education

About Us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. Based in a World Heritage city in the UK, we’re connected to a vast network of international partners ensuring that our students are socially engaged global citizens.

We are looking for a world-class academic to join us in the Institute for Education, to help us build and consolidate our global reputation for research both through independent research and the creation of innovative collaborative research projects with overseas institutions. Sparky, intelligent, and committed, with a flair for communication and relationship building, you will work within the research strategy of the School while enhancing teaching and learning at all levels. The Institute is a place where students, teachers, governors, researchers, support staff and everyone interested in education can come together in a community of research and practice.

To succeed in this key role, you will bring an internationally recognised record of publication, performance or practice together with a history of success in attracting significant external funding for your work. Skilled in establishing and leading research teams, you will have a real curiosity about learning. Your passion for research will enable you to transform futures for children and young people. Applicants with specialisms in the field of Race or Gender would be particularly welcome to apply.

To find out more about the Institute for Education please visit:

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr Kate Reynolds, Dean of Institute for Education on

How to apply

Please email your CV, with a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of this role, to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

We would particularly welcome applications from BME and female candidates as we are currently under-represented at this level

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