Executive Recruitment


Dear colleague,

Thank you for your interest to become Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Strathclyde. This is a particularly exciting time to join the university.

Founded in 1796 as a place of ‘useful learning’, the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is a leading international technological university proud to deliver world class education, pioneering research and innovative partnerships around the globe.  We utilise our internationally leading teaching, research and translational expertise to solve the key global challenges of our age.  As a socially progressive institution, we focus on impact, pioneering technologies not just for their own sake but because they help society economically, in its health, quality of life and its creativity.  We have a track record of partnering with businesses, reaching outside the University to make the world better educated, prosperous, healthy, fairer and more secure. As a result of this, we were recognised by the Times Higher Education as UK University of the Year 2019 again, Scottish University of the Year 2020, Workplace of the Year in 2017, Business School of the Year in 2016 and Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013.

Our Strategic Plan to 2025 outlines our aims for the next five years and how we will use our distinctive position as a leading international technological university to be innovative in delivering our ambitions – questioning, challenging and developing our approaches, operations and processes to ensure that we are effective in all that we do.  Coupled with our relentless commitment to pursuing a globally socially progressive vision, these two overarching characteristics define the authentic passion we have for making definite, high value, contributions; truly ‘useful learning’ in the 21st century. 

The School of Education within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is the leading provider of teacher education in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.  We are now seeking to appoint a Professor of Educational Leadership to take forward our vision to build on our existing strengths to further innovate and internationalise our research and teaching.

The Professor of Educational Leadership will work closely with me and the School leadership team to progress our research strategy, improve both grant writing and grant capture as well as leading research and teaching developments and influencing policy at national and international levels.

We are seeking candidates who are acknowledged experts and leaders in the field of educational leadership with a sustained record of research outputs and high-quality teaching. You will have a national and international reputation and be committed to collaborative leadership.  You will have experience of working with senior professionals to drive improvement agendas.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and perspective we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

If you wish to have a confidential, informal discussion with our advising consultants from GatenbySanderson, please contact Steph Crossland (stephanie.highfield@gatenbysanderson.com or 0113 268 0704).

Linda Brownlow
Head of the School of Education

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