Professor of Urban Futures

University of Glasgow - School of Social & Political Sciences

Job Purpose
The University seeks to appoint a Professor in Urban Futures to drive forward the urban research agenda across the University. Based in the world-leading Urban Studies subject area, the post-holder will catalyse and build synergy between Urban Studies and those pursuing urban research across the institution. A key role for the post-holder is to bring together an inter-disciplinary group of urban research leaders able to take advantage of the research opportunities which arise from rapid and changing forms of global urbanisation.

We would particularly welcome applications from those:

  • with an outstanding profile in research, as evidenced by high quality publications and external research grant successes;
  • whose work explores the drivers, processes and consequences of urban transformation in regions within and beyond the UK, from either a specific disciplinary or strong inter-disciplinary background;
  • with a strong track-record of working with non-academic partners to develop policies, practices and interventions aimed at tackling urban challenges; &
  • whose work is characterised by innovation in the development of research methods and/or in the use of new forms of data.

The appointee would be expected to develop and lead innovative, inter-disciplinary and international research collaborations in the broad urban studies field, to encourage and sustain new PGR applications in that area, and to contribute to established post-graduate and under-graduate degree programmes. They will play a significant role in academic leadership within the subject area, School and University.

For further details, we have prepared a candidates brochure which is available at the foot of the university's web page, accessible through the apply button below.

Standard Terms & Conditions
The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business.

Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Details of three referees should be included on the applicant information form – referees will be contacted for all short listed applicants.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 26 January 2018.

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