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Chair/Reader in Education Policy

University of Birmingham - School of Education

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive salary for outstanding candidates
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st May 2019
Closes: 30th June 2019
Job Ref: 38058

The School of Education is delighted to offer this Chair/Readership in Education Policy. You will be expected to take a lead role in driving forward the School’s research excellence and will have excellent leadership and management skills as well as outstanding communication skills. This appointment is strongly aligned to the School, College and University strategic vision.

Job Summary:

This post  forms part of the School of Education’s strategic commitment to the strengthening of research excellence in the area of Education Policy.

The post will support the development of research underpinning our new Educational Leadership Academy as well as the expansion of the School’s Masters programmes in Birmingham and overseas. It is expected that the successful applicant will provide excellent research leadership, and contribute to teaching, including PhD supervision.

This post will be based in the Department for Teacher Education which is one of the largest HEI departments for postgraduate teacher education in the country and which hosts our Masters in School Improvement and Educational Leadership. The Department is committed to playing an increasing role in the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) to teachers and leaders in the UK and overseas, in particular on our Dubai campus, underpinned by world leading research in the areas of education policy, school improvement, leading and managing educational change and teacher development.

This Chair/Readership in Education Policy is likely to build upon and complement the Department’s (and the wider School’s) existing strengths and to significantly increase our likelihood of attracting external research income and securing publications in 4* rated outputs, thereby supporting the College and School’s objectives.

Essential Skills

  • Evidence of an outstanding and sustained international research profile with significant and substantial outputs of international quality.
  • Evidence of a sustained record of generating and managing research grant income.
  • Evidence of outstanding academic leadership and a proven ability to lead, develop and motivate colleagues.
  • Established record of accomplishment as an experienced and innovative education leader in Education Policy
  • Evidence of developing and delivering excellence and enhancement in design and delivery of teaching, both undergraduate and postgraduate, which delivers research-intensive teaching that engages students and leads to excellent outcomes
  • Evidence of activities which enhance the student learning experience (for example in enhancing the curriculum, learning activities/teaching materials, assessment, evaluating the impact on the student learning experience) or which enhance the teaching and learning performance of colleagues.
  • Excellent presentation skills and a collegial attitude.
  • Interest in working with teams who span educational research methodologies.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to thrive academically and make a contribution to a dynamic School, which is recognised globally for the quality of its research and programmes. We are happy to discuss flexible working.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Julie Allan, Head of School

Closing date: 30 June 2019                  Reference: 38058

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