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Head of Strathclyde Institute of Education

University of Strathclyde

Head of Strathclyde Institute of Education


Competitive Salary

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university that is socially progressive, inspired by our founder’s vision of a ‘place of useful learning’, and we are making a positive difference to the lives of our students, the society we are part of, and the world we share. As we enter a new age of discovery and technological progress, the University of Strathclyde is focusing its internationally-leading teaching, research and translational expertise on solving key global challenges, supporting the development of innovative and productive economies and societies and working in close partnership with like-minded organisations.

As a socially-progressive institution, we pioneer technologies not just for their own sake, but because they help improve society economically, in its health, quality of life and its creativity, enriching us in every sense.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks an exceptional candidate and change agent for the position of Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Education. We are looking for a dynamic individual with an outstanding international reputation and track-record including academic leadership and a high level of interpersonal and communication skills.  You will be expected to provide academic and motivational leadership to enable the Institute to take forward and enhance its successful portfolio of research and knowledge exchange activity, its leading teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to enhance the Institute’s national and international reputation.

As part of the University’s ambition to enhance its international reputation, we are looking to appoint a Head of Institute to take forward the next stage of its development. The post is open-ended and the successful candidate will hold the position of Head of Institute for three years from the date of appointment in the first instance; it is expected that half their time will be taken up by Head of Institute duties. Thereafter, assuming no re-appointment as Head of Institute, they will carry out the role of Professor.

You will work with the Institute Leadership Team (ILT), shaping strategy and operational decision-making. The ILT structure consists of Deputy Head Research, Deputy Head Innovation and Impact, and Deputy Head Teaching and Learning, as well as Directors who have responsibility for specific aspects of the Institute’s strategic plan. As a member of the Faculty Executive Team, you will play a key role, working with the Executive Dean and the other Heads of Department, in contributing to the strategic direction of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and of the University.

We expect to appoint at Professorial level however, exceptionally, we may consider appointments at Reader level where there is a demonstrable and impressive upward career trajectory.

Subject to the Charter and Statutes and Ordinances and Regulations of the University, you will be responsible to Court of the University through the Principal for providing leadership in your academic area and will report annually on this. This is in addition to the responsibility which each appointee owes to their Executive Dean.

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For a confidential discussion please contact Katharine Price or Gillian Blackader on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date – Monday 22nd April 2024

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter as one document via the apply button.