Professor in Education

Swansea University - Swansea University School of Education (SUSE)


A competitive will be offered together with USS pension benefits, if required. The salary will be agreed on appointment depending on the experience and achievements of the successful candidate.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from those with diverse backgrounds to join our academic team from Summer 2018. We particularly welcome applications from BME applicants for this position.

The Department:

As part of its strategic commitment to help improve educational standards in Wales, Swansea University has established the Swansea University School of Education (SUSE). The School, which is part of the College of Arts and Humanities, has already launched an innovative suite of research led and research orientated programmes in Education at undergraduate level.

SUSE is now making a series of strategic appointments across all grades. The post of Professor in Education (Enhanced Research Academic Career Pathway) requires a scholar with extensive academic experience and an established international reputation or equivalent in terms of reach, significance and impact in digital learning and teaching. The SUSE will consider exceptionally qualified candidates in any area of digital learning but especially those that have developed their research portfolio around the possibilities that digital technology can offer to enhance student learning, irrespective of age or subject area.  In doing so  will develop links with the local education providers to initiate collaborative research projects that will support the national agenda to improve the application of digital learning across Wales.

The Role:

The successful candidate can expect to lead across SUSE courses on digital innovation in teaching and research in line with the latest developments of this field. S/he will also combine their strategic vision and strong communication skills to help drive the digital learning agenda across the University and will work with fellow educators within and without the University that are embracing technology to develop curriculum and learning opportunities. The successful candidate will operate at an international level and publish research in the leading journals of this field and with leading academic publishers.  The appointee will be expected to develop their own research agenda and be capable of linking with existing research areas and research teams in the College. 

This position may offer the opportunity to teach across College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) programmes, including those in the Department of Adult Continuing Education, and to teach on cross-COAH modules.  The post is part funded by the College of Science and other Colleges / Schools. Consequently, the position further offers the opportunity to engage in teaching and research across this rich interdisciplinary mix that includes the Computational Foundry (a £31M investment aimed at establishing Swansea as a beacon for computational science, globally).


Interviews will be held on 1 June 2018

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor John Spurr, Head of COAH ( and Professor David Reynolds, Head of SUSE (

Application Process        

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation.  Applicants should also attach to the application 3 separate documents: 

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Publication list;
  • Statement detailing your research strategy

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