Executive Recruitment

Professor of Educational Leadership

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University of Strathclyde
Closing date:
16th August
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Closing Date
Sunday 16th August

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Founded in 1796, the University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university delivering world class education, pioneering research and innovative partnerships around the globe.  Established as the place of useful learning – with a mission to make the world better-educated, prosperous, healthy, fair and secure – we continue to live by our socially progressive values today.

By focusing on some of the key challenges of our world today, we have strengthened our basic research portfolio and created highly efficient models for knowledge exchange and collaborative research and innovation. The quality of our students’ experience is recognised as amongst the best in the sector. We have made huge progress with respect to widening access to university education while maintaining our strong commitment to our students and the high standards of their education. We have grown our partnerships with business, industry and government to accelerate and amplify innovation and to boost societal advancement, economic success and inclusivity in our city, our country and across the world.

The School of Education is the leading provider of teacher education in Scotland, enjoying an influential partnership with the Scottish Government and is one of the largest in the UK, educating 47% of the teachers in Scotland.  We were ranked 4th in the UK, in this year’s Complete University Guide.   

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 and accelerate our influence and leadership in national and international policy. The successful candidate will be experienced in working with senior professionals to drive improvement agendas.

You will be an acknowledged leader and expert 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.

Academic promotion is embedded in this recruitment process and applications from Readers and Senior Lecturers wishing to move into their first Professorial role are welcomed.

For more information, please click apply or if you wish to have a confidential, informal discussion with our advising consultants from GatenbySanderson, please contact Ross Highfield (ross.highfield@gatenbysanderson.com or 07891 138 886).

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