About the positions

Who are we looking for?

All posts are available at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer/Reader (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor), subject to eligibility.

We welcome applications from exceptional individuals who are delivering the highest quality research that match our priority areas.

For Grade 7 or 8 (lecturer), we believe the following attributes are important: 

Research Excellence An emerging track record of outstanding research and potential to deliver impact. Shows a strong awareness of the international context of the research and starting to show evidence of recognition in the community on an international scale.
Setting the research agenda Evidence of showing influence within the research community and evidence of pushing the boundaries of your research area.
Strategic Vision Has some experience in identifying, exploring and developing research opportunities. An awareness of how to position yourself to take up these opportunities and an ability to make decisions to deliver your vision.
Profile and Influence Shows potential and aptitude to act as an ambassador and advocate for your research area.
Inspirational  Ability to lead and inspire your own research team. Has the ability to inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Communication and engagement skills Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Teaching Demonstrate a passion for educating undergraduate and postgraduate students using innovative methods of delivery and engagement.

Please note that this is only a guide. A more detailed job description for each post can be found on the vacancies web site, including the criteria required for Grade 9 Senior Lecturer/Reader: www.gla.ac.uk/vacancies

Support available

Successful candidates will be provided with a comprehensive package of support to ensure that they can establish their academic activities quickly and effectively:

  • through the University’s Early Career Development Programme (www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/), you will be assigned an experienced academic mentor and provided with support to develop your academic skills;
  • an EPSRC DTA or ECR funded PhD scholarship will be guaranteed to those coming into their first academic job and allocated within two years of appointment;
  • £20k start-up package.

How to apply

Before applying, please take a moment to look at our priority areas and the attributes described above.

Applications should be made online (search for reference 037528 for Glasgow Interactive Systems Team (GIST)) at:  www.gla.ac.uk/vacancies

You will be required to upload a covering letter (this should include (i) a one-page research statement outlining your vision for research, together with a link to your Google scholar page, and, if appropriate, a one-page outline of an impact case study that could be developed; (ii) a one-page teaching statement outlining what you think matters for teaching), your CV, and complete an online form.  For informal enquiries, please contact the person identified under each of the priority areas.  

It is the School’s standard practice to invite selected candidates to visit the School to provide a lecture and meet academic staff. You are therefore strongly encouraged to discuss your application with the relevant Section Lead at the earliest opportunity