Professor of Public Policy

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University of Strathclyde


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Role Managed by:

Laura Stuart

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6229

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 14/11/2018

The University of Strathclyde is a socially progressive, leading international technological university that makes a positive difference to the lives of its students, to society and the world.

Established in 1796 as a place of ‘useful learning’, the University has a world-wide reputation for teaching and research excellence, and is one of only 9 universities in the UK – and 44 globally –  with a 5-star rating from QS World University Rankings, scoring highly across the areas of teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, inclusiveness, and specialist.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with top ranked programmes in Law, Education, Politics, and Social Work & Social Policy, seeks a leading academic to guide Policy@Strathclyde, an initiative focused on conducting policy-based research and providing advice to relevant stakeholders. 

Strathclyde is home to leading research centres focusing on policy areas as diverse as European Regional Development, Energy, and Economic Development and the post-holder will play an integral role in identifying synergies between the existing centres and areas ripe for expansion, given Strathclyde's existing academic strengths.

The holder of the post will enable the Faculty and University to realise its current strengths and untapped potential to be an institution generating leading academic research in applied public policy that impacts the public, private, and tertiary sectors across Scotland and globally.  As a “place of useful learning,” Strathclyde has existing strengths in the areas of Economic Policy Analysis (via the Fraser of Allender Institute), Energy Policy, Legal Advising, and Education and Health Policy Analysis. In keeping with its place as a “leading technological institution,” the expectation is that the post holder will develop a strategy for growth in the areas of science and technology policy, cybersecurity, intelligent cities, and data analytics for policymaking.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Laura Stuart at or via 0207 340 6200.

The deadline for applications for this position is midday (GMT) on Wednesday 14th November 2018.

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, no SCO15263.