The Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN) in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) is actively seeking to appoint a full-time staff member to enrich our internationally connected and influential research environment.
This is the job description for the Professor/Senior Lecturer post (Research & Teaching Track) Grade 9/10. The job description for the Lecturer post (Research & Teaching Track) Grade 7/8 post is available as an attachment at the bottom of this page. Please specify which position(s) you wish to be considered for on your cover letter.
To take a senior leadership role by conducting internationally leading research, delivering research-led education and demonstrating excellence in teaching that supports the strategic objectives and priorities of the School/College in line with the University’s ambitions, and make a substantial contribution to enhancing teaching and research within the School/College
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of individual and/or joint research projects of international standard across the School and College, including conducting personal research of the highest quality and maintaining a consistent high- level output of publications and presentations of world-class quality, to enhance the quality of the School’s international research profile and actively engage in shaping College/School research strategy.
2. Sustain internationally leading high-quality research activity, seeking and securing funding for a portfolio of research projects through grant applications to external funding bodies, e.g., Research Councils, and mentoring early career staff to support their development in securing funding.
3. Take a leading role across the School and College in relation to strategic learning and teaching initiatives through embedding a research-led, evidence-based ethos in teaching and learning; leading on teaching collaborations and teaching innovations; and influencing teaching and assessment practices and policy across the School/College.
4. Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities across the School and College to ensure high quality course/programme administration, setting and monitoring standards and lead on the development of policy and practice across research and teaching teams [beyond subject/school level] in a manner that enhances the student experience, ensures programmes are internationally benchmarked and of international standing, and that values and supports a culture of enhancement.
5. Create and develop effective networks with students, staff across the University, and external stakeholders to oversee the embedding of key University priorities such as graduate attributes, professional requirements, work-related learning, transitions support, student mobility and quality enhancement within credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities.
6. Develop a strategic approach to embedding learning technologies across the Subject/School and College to support and enhance course/programme delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment within campus based, blended and online provision.
7. Lead the development of inclusive and innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that recognise the needs of a diverse student cohort, taking appropriate responsibility for managing associated cultural changes and staff support and development.
8. Regularly attend and participate in appropriate activities to effectively contribute to the subject specialism, through learned societies, professional bodies, broader review and editorial processes. Disseminate research findings locally, nationally and internationally to enhance learning within the discipline and to represent the University externally.
9. Through an established network of external stakeholders, increasingly influence public understanding and/or professional policy and practice aligned with the strategic priorities of the School/College/University.
10. Make a substantial contribution to University Committees/Working Groups to ensure the advancement of learning and teaching policies and practice that align with local and international challenges in Higher Education, evolving student needs and other related changes in the University’s strategic context.
11. Build effective internal and external collaborations to support the development and mentoring of academic staff and their learning, and to enhance research and teaching within the School and College.
12. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
13. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World[DT1] , Building a Sustainable Future; Creating a Fairer Society
For Appointment at Grade 10:
Perform the above duties with a higher degree of independence, leadership and responsibility and
15. Provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of individual and/or joint research projects of international standard across the School and College, including conducting personal research of the highest quality and maintaining a consistent high- level output of publications and presentations of world-class quality, to enhance the quality of the School’s international research profile and actively engage in shaping College/School research strategy.
16. Sustain and enhance internationally leading high-quality research activity, seeking and securing funding for a portfolio of research projects through grant applications to external funding bodies, e.g., Research Councils, and mentoring early career staff to support their development in securing funding.
17. Demonstrate leadership in supervising research projects undertaken by research staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students and ensure the effective development of the staff and students. Actively engage with potential research students of high calibre intending to undertake postgraduate and doctoral research, building effective working relationships and supervising to completion.
18. Represent the School/College/University on key external bodies and at significant external events nationally and internationally to promote excellence in research and teaching, and the development of professional practice.
19. Ensure a substantial track record of, and demonstrate leadership in, knowledge creation and transfer, ensuring impact on external bodies and contributions to public understanding and contributing fully to key strategic initiatives that underpin School, College and University strategies for external engagement.
Appointment to Professor will be determined by the candidates experience, profile and by the collective view of the interview panel for appointment at that level.
A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 [PhD] or equivalent in related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the discipline/subject area.
A2. Membership of a relevant professional body, if applicable.
Knowledge and Skills
C1. A thorough understanding of, and track record in, contributing to broader academic leadership and management at School/RI/Service/College level.
C2. Engagement with the current and future priorities of University/College/Service strategies, aims and ambitions.
C3. Proven ability to plan and lead staff and efficiently deploy resources in support of delivering major high quality and innovative research and teaching activities, including assessment and curriculum development.
C4. Ability to disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences to promote understanding.
C5. Ability to provide academic leadership of groups/activities with substantial impact on finance and other resources.
C6. Providing academic leadership across the School/College, leading innovation and management of teaching, setting standards and monitoring progress.
C7. Ability to forge new and effective relationships with colleagues, internally and externally, to foster collaboration across the University and with colleagues in other institutions.
C8. Ability to demonstrate independent thought in order to generate original research and secure research income.
C9. Established track record of successfully securing funding for research projects from a range of sources, as appropriate for the subject specialism.
C10. Maintain internationally recognised excellence and reputation in subject area and scholarship of teaching in the discipline.
C11. Maintaining a portfolio of research activity of international quality, reputation and impact.
C12. Proven track record of developing and devising teaching programmes, techniques and methods.
For Appointment at Grade 10
Perform the above duties with a higher degree of independence, leadership and responsibility in addition to the following criteria:
C13. Demonstrate a substantial track record of published research of international standard compatible with enhancing the School’s submission to the REF.
C14. Demonstrate continued and ongoing success in attracting research income in line with University and Russell Group benchmarking metrics.
E1. An established and internationally-recognised reputation for high-quality research and knowledge exchange in subject/discipline specialism to develop new knowledge and understanding within the field.
E2. Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of research issues and debates, both nationally and internationally, and future direction of research and teaching in the subject area.
E3. Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, policy and practitioner communities.
E4. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collegiality and collaborative working.
E5. Proven project, people and budget management skills.
E6. Leading student supervision and mentoring/coaching early career staff, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership.
E7. Contributing to the academic leadership and management of the School/College, e.g. by chairing committees and leading on key processes and new initiatives.
E8. Ability to undertake academic leadership of groups/activities with substantial impact on finance and other resources.
E9. Ability to forge new and effective relationships with colleagues, internally and externally, to foster collaboration across the University and with colleagues in other institutions.
E10. Ability to demonstrate independent thought in order to generate original research and secure research income.
E11. Substantial track record of published research of international standard compatible with enhancing the School’s submission to the REF.
E12. Established track record of successfully securing funding for research projects, as appropriate for the subject specialism.
E13. Internationally recognised excellence and reputation in subject area and scholarship of teaching in the discipline.
E14. Proven track record of developing and devising teaching programmes, techniques and methods.
E15. Principal investigator or project leader on major, externally funded, research projects, including Knowledge Exchange activities that develop and sustain support for the subject area and recognised excellence for the University, with a portfolio of research activity and publications of high quality and impact.
E16. Track record of student supervision and development/mentorship/coaching of early career academic colleagues in subject area/team.
E17. Sustained engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.
F1. Proven ability to foster research collaborations with colleagues in other disciplines, Schools.
Terms and Conditions
Professor (Grade 10) will be within the Professorial range and subject to negotiation
Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) £54,949- £61,823 per annum
Lecturer (Grade 7/8) £37,474 – £42,155 / £46,047 – £53,353 per annum
For appointment of Grade 10 will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business. Details of three referees should be included on the applicant information form – referees will be contacted for all shortlisted applicants.
For the Lecturer post: the successful applicant will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/
This post is full time and open ended.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension – pensions handbook https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
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Vacancy Ref: 092068, Closing Date: 03 January 2023.