Professor and Centre Director

Job Title: Professor and Centre Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwickshire
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contact Name: Professor Chris Hughes
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 11, 2016 13:48

Job Description

The Centre for Education Studies

Professor and Centre Director

Competitive Salary                                                                                                           

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The University of Warwick is a top-100 global research university that has sought to redefine what it means to be a leading university through innovation, industry collaboration, and by forging partnerships across disciplines and across continents. Warwick’s success has been built on exceptional academic standards, and a reputation for combining excellence, creativity and intellectual rigour with agility, professionalism and sustainability. The University’s commitment to its students is to provide them with a life-changing education, an outstanding student experience and a global perspective as citizens of the future.

The Centre for Education Studies now seeks a new Head with demonstrable interdisciplinary expertise and a strong research record with international reputation, working cross-departmentally to develop collaborative research and re-imagining the field of education studies. The individual will be responsible for providing academic leadership and management of the dynamic Centre, working as the hub to coordinate and leverage research and teaching activity with other departments in an exciting and distinctive “Hub and Spokes” model. 

Warwick Centre for Education Studies is a thriving, highly collaborative and interdisciplinary unit within the Social Science Faculty of fifteen departments.  The Centre community includes 50 undergraduate students, 500 postgraduate taught students, 100 PhD students, 28 academic staff and 10 support staff. In the REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework) exercise Education was ranked 3rd when weighted by research intensity. CES is committed to working in an interdisciplinary manner and has close links with a range of academic departments across the university. For further details of the Department please visit the departmental website

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Professor on an indefinite basis and have a strong research profile and leadership credentials. The appointment as Head will be for three years in the first instance, with an option to continue for a further two. The next Head will be able to engage with a diverse community of scholars and students, and support collaboration with the wider University. He or she will also be a spokesperson on behalf of the Department to public and private audiences, nationally and internationally, to develop networks and promote the work of the Department.

The University of Warwick is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For informal enquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Chris Hughes, Chair of the Search Committee, via email on

For further details and to apply online please visit our website below.

Minicom users: 024 7615 0554

Closing date: 11 December 2016

Interview date:  9 January 2016

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