The University of Brighton’s School of Education is one of the largest providers of education and training for student teachers, teachers and other professionals in the Higher Education sector. The School of Education is dynamic and forward looking, and enjoys a regional, national and international reputation for the quality of its provision.
There is a strong commitment, within the School of Education and across the University of Brighton more generally, to both blue skies and applied research which has a significant regional, national and international impact. The Education Research Centre (ERC) currently has two full-time and five part-time Professors of Education, and a team of three Research Fellows, in addition to research active Principal and Senior Lecturers. Through the appointment of a new Professor we seek to further strengthen research leadership as well as our international research profile.
Internationally excellent and world-leading research in Education is focused around four research clusters, namely:
- Children and Young People’s Education, Voice and Rights
- Educators’ Learning, Development, Work and Lives
- Higher Education Pedagogy and Policy
- Narrative and Biographical Methodologies in Education
Across these areas, we aim to generate knowledge that advances social justice and fosters critical understanding of learning and teaching in diverse cultures and complex worlds. Our research helps to shape future directions in practice and policy locally, nationally and internationally.
Educational researchers at the University of Brighton are especially known for their expertise in relation to narrative, life history and mixed methods research approaches, and there is a broad commitment to further developing existing expertise in mixed and quantitative methods.
The successful candidate will possess an established track record of internationally excellent publications, proven experience of winning external research funding as a PI, and successful experience of leading research teams and doctoral supervision.
In addition to grant capture and the further development of their own publications portfolio, the appointed candidate will be committed to capacity building and supporting the development of less experienced researchers through mentoring, coaching and other activities.
For more information about the position, please see our campaign site: https://www.searchhigher.com/brighton