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Professor in Education and Social Mobility (Ref:X11)

Salary range: 
£55,750 to £60,905 per annum

Permanent, full time

The University of Suffolk is a developing and ambitious institution with a well-established track record of increasing access to higher education and a growing research profile.

Research into the access and participation in higher education and pedagogy of education has been identified as one of the University’s research priorities and the successful applicant will be required to work with  cross-disciplinary teams to lead this area.

The University is therefore seeking to appoint an ambitious academic leader as a Professor in Education and Social Mobility to assist our Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in building a strong, sustainable research culture, producing outputs which positively impact the lives of those in our communities.

The appointee will have substantial knowledge in the field of education research, theory of change and widening participation, leadership and a track-record of successfully securing research funding.

For more information on this opportunity, please refer to the full job description.

Interview date: Thursday 17th June

Please note there will be both an informal meeting and a formal interview as part of the interview process.

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

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