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Professor in Religion, Society and Ethics

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences / School of Divinity

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: From £66,857 Grade UE10, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 1st March 2024
Job Ref: 9530

The Opportunity: 

The School of Divinity seeks to appoint a Professor in any area of Religion, Society and Ethics, contributing to its programme of research, knowledge exchange/impact, teaching and administration. The postholder will be expected to take a leading role in the strategic growth of the School, and possess the flexibility and imagination to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines.  

It is expected that the incoming Professor will assume a leading role, not only in teaching and research, but provide distinct leadership in public engagement and impact.

The post holder will be expected to lead the work of the School in the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) and build a futures agenda for research and teaching in religion.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • An outstanding academic profile with a PhD in a relevant field, with an established track record of internationally excellent research in any field of Religion, Society and Ethics
  • Extensive experience of teaching in relevant discipline at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Experience of mentoring and developing colleagues at various career stages
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate people, to manage resources, and willingness to contribute to the running of the School of Divinity and the EFI
  • Proven commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Divinity.

If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact the Head of School, Professor Jeremy Carrette at Jeremy.Carrette@ed.ac.uk

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