Who are we looking for?

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

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.

For appointments at Grade 9 (senior lecturer/reader), we will expect a more developed track record and level of experience.

Please note that this is only a guide. A more detailed job description can be found at the following website: gla.ac.uk/vacancies

Support available

Successful candidates will be provide 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, you will be assigned an experienced academic mentor and provided with support to develop your academic skills.

How to apply

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

Applications should be made online:

You will be required to upload a covering letter and CV, and complete an online form.

If you want to make an informal enquiry, please contact the person identified under each of the research areas:

Aerospace Science: Professor Kostas Kontis

Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering: Professor Robert Hadfield

Computational Mechanics/Smart Infrastructure: Professor Bill Sloan

Materials Engineering: Professor Margaret Lucas