To develop and lead a programme of internationally-excellent research that contributes to the cross-disciplinary field of urban studies, and to undertake cognate teaching and administration duties. Candidates with particular expertise in either urban crime; housing, real estate and urban economics; or society and big data are encouraged to apply, although other specialists in the urban studies field will also be considered.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To lead and deliver a research programme of internationally-excellent research in urban studies in order to contribute to the School’s academic objectives and priorities.
2. To seek and obtain external funding for research from funders from a variety of sources including the UK Research Councils, the European Union, government, industry and the third sector, and act as principal investigator as required.
3. Publish research outputs in high-quality international academic outlets, which could be submitted as part of a future Research Excellence Framework submission and in other similar quality assessment exercises.
4. Present findings and research at appropriate national and international conferences and events.
5. Undertake activities to disseminate research within and beyond the academic community, contributing to knowledge transfer and to the profile of the School.
6. To attract and supervise high-calibre postgraduate research students to completion.
7. To work with other academic colleagues, and to supervise research associates and assistants, so as to achieve effective delivery and high quality outputs.
8. To participate in research groups working within Urban Studies, the School and the College in order to support a lively research culture and the achievement of the School’s/ College’s research objectives, and to lead research group within Urban Studies.
9. To provide teaching contributions within the School of Social & Political Sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including making a contribution to developing new programmes and courses.
10. To provide a contribution to administrative activities within the School of Social & Political Sciences in order to provide effective support for teaching and research
11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_180610_en.pdf
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Academic Peers: work effectively in teams with academic colleagues, playing leadership roles including to:
• plan and deliver research programmes,
• manage and deliver teaching, where appropriate in order to achieve the highest quality outcomes.
Research staff and PhD students: effectively supervise the work of less experienced research staff and research students, and support their career development
Externally: develop positive relationships with:
· Research funders and research users;
· The international research community in urban studies; &
· Where appropriate, stakeholders concerned with degree programmes, including professional bodies and employers.
Find solutions to problems which present themselves in relation to leadership, planning, funding, support and delivery of research activity, journal editorship and teaching.
Standard Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 9, £48,743 - £54,841 per annum.
This post is funded for 5 years.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.
The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
Vacancy reference: 011030, closing date; 28 September 2015.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place between 19 and 30 October 2015.
The emphasis of this post is on research and research leadership. There is a requirement to contribute to teaching and administrative duties within the School but workload will take account the research orientation of the post.
The post-holder will be expected to:
· Make a major contribution to at least one significant research application per annum as Principal Investigator (PI) or as Co-PI
· Produce at least two papers per annum to be published in high- quality academic journals.
· Make a contribution to teaching/administrative activities, normally in an area related to their research interests, approximately equivalent to their co-ordinating, delivering and assessing one 20 credit module per annum, and supervising up to six UGT or PGT dissertations. This contribution would normally include delivery of a specific number of lectures each year.