Professor of Childhood or Youth Studies

Professor of Childhood or Youth Studies

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Salary:  Negotiable Professor Scale
Location:  Ormskirk
Hours:  Full Time
Duration:  Permanent

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About us

Edge Hill is a dynamic university with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture and significant resources to invest in its future. The University seeks exceptional individuals to join our intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive community set in the outskirts of a pleasant market town, with easy access to nearby cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences is the largest in the University with a developing postgraduate portfolio and buoyant applications to its diverse portfolio. As part of its on-going success and growth it is continuing to expand the Faculty of Arts and Science team and wishes to appoint outstanding individuals who bring with them innovative and creative ideas and are enthusiastic about being part of a team that leads the way at a national and international level in the field.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Childhood Studies. You will provide research leadership in the area of Childhood Studies along with a commitment to excellent teaching. Professors are expected to provide research mentoring to early career researchers and other staff who request mentoring. In addition to providing active support for colleagues in the development of their own research profiles, you will be expected to contribute to teaching in your specialist area and make a strong contribution to the development and delivery of taught course provision and undertake doctoral supervision.

About you

You will have an established national or international reputation as a scholar in the area and a strong research and teaching profile. With a successful track record in research income generation, you will be experienced in supervising doctoral students and an ability to contribute to the research mentoring of staff as appropriate across the faculty. Experience of contributing actively to the further development of their discipline through professional networks will also be important.  You will be a highly effective communicator and an excellent team player who is wholly supportive of other colleagues.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor George Talbot at

Ref:  EHP0022-0514
Closing Date:  25 Jun 2014
Date Posted:  29 May 2014
More Information

Please send completed applications by e-mail to or to Human Resources, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP.

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