Rebecca Lunn

Strathclyde Global Talent ProgrammeAbout World-Leading Professors & Readers

We are creating professorial posts for innovative, collaborative, stellar academics who wish to thrive in a leading technological University, expand their research and make a real impact in today’s world.

Our world-leading professors and readers publish in esteemed international journals, pursue funding opportunities from both UK and international sources, take a central role in ensuring teaching and learning excellence and lead on developing collaborative and productive links with national and international partners in academia and within business, industry and government.

What opportunities do I have within this role?

Being a professor or a reader at the University of Strathclyde offers you the chance to grow your research portfolio.

Your aim is to have an internationally recognised research portfolio in an area aligned to Strathclyde’s strategic priorities, and will provide academic leadership to ensure a step-change performance improvement in what is already an excellent, research-intensive University.

How will I be supported as a World-Leading Professor or Reader ?

You'll receive a generous remuneration package along with outstanding additional financial and non-financial benefits.

Professors appointed will benefit from excellent start-up support and regular career review with the opportunity to receive additional remuneration in recognition of exceptional contribution.

You'll undertake the duties set out in the Professor/Reader Job Description.

For Reader appointment, the criteria is adjusted to reflect your growing international reputation and experience as set out in the Reader Job Description.

You'll also be supported by the University’s academic probationary arrangements to gain feedback on your performance, meet your training needs and improve your effectiveness.

Am I eligible to apply?

  • you must hold a PhD
  • you must be heading an internationally-recognised research portfolio in an area aligned with Strathclyde’s strategic priorities within our faculties
  • you should have a record of publishing in esteemed international journals and pursuing funding opportunities from both the UK and international sources
  • experience of multi-disciplinary research projects, knowledge exchange activities and/or academic teaching would be advantageous

In keeping with our commitment to equality and diversity, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those that can support our Athena Swan activity. We currently hold a Bronze Athena Swan award and a number of departmental awards. For more information on other awards and how we implement our commitment to equality and diversity, see our Equality & Diversity webpages.  

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