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Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management


Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  Assistant Professor £43155 to £54421 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Associate Professor £56048 to £68871 per annum depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 June 2023
Reference:  SOC176023

The School of Education at the University of Nottingham is looking to appoint a leading researcher and outstanding teacher in the field of education leadership and management. This is an opportunity to join an international group of colleagues interested in exploring the theory and practice of education, across all its dimensions, locally and globally, with a commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and justice.

The School of Education is a leading centre for research and teaching, performing very well on a range of external measures. These reflect our commitment to our students’ educational experience, our world leading research and our engagement with diverse stakeholders such as schools, colleges, NGOs and professional associations. We have a long history of educating teachers at all levels for the UK and internationally, offering professional development programmes, and advanced studies in a wide range of focus areas. We have a number of internationally recognised research centres, research groups, international collaborations.

Working collaboratively in the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM), you will provide research leadership through supervision and mentoring of colleagues and postgraduate researchers, through leading on major research projects in your area of expertise, and through the dissemination of your findings in high quality outputs. Your research will contribute to strengthening existing strands of research in CRELM and other research groups and centres in the School. We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders about our research and have extensive knowledge exchange activities.

You will teach courses at various levels across the school on education leadership and management, general education theory and practice, research methodology, and have opportunities to develop new courses in your area of expertise. You will provide curriculum leadership and assist with the administration of our programmes. You will provide personal tutoring support to students and individual supervision of research at Masters and Doctoral level.

You will have a Doctoral degree (or equivalent experience) and relevant experience in a higher education context or equivalent research organisation. Experience of leadership in a school, college or other educational organisation will be an advantage.

This is a permanent, full-time post (36.25 hours). Arrangements for job share may be considered.

Interviews will take place on 26th June and 3rd July.

The School is committed to supporting your development and growth. We have excellent support for the development of research bids and opportunities to attend conferences and workshops for research dissemination and professional development. We provide support for teaching through a range of professional development opportunities.

At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to providing generous employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Shaaron Ainsworth email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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