R360 Professor of SEND and Inclusion: Visa sponsorship available

Professor of SEND and Inclusion: Visa sponsorship available


University of Derby

Salary: £69,047 to £86,309 per year
Additional salary information: (For exceptional performers, there is scope for further progression up to £99,255 per annum)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 April 2024
Location: Derby, Derbyshire
Company: University of Derby
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 0098-24


Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

At the heart of our University of Derby’s strategic framework is a simple promise to make an impact. This promise is embedded in our research, knowledge creation and innovation activity ensuring that we make a practical, positive difference to people’s lives regionally, nationally and globally.

Within the University of Derby, the Institute of Education (IoE) has a well-established national reputation for excellence in teaching and research in educational practice and policy. The IoE offers an extensive portfolio of programmes designed to meet the needs of the education workforce, a vibrant teaching and research environment, and a growing PGR community.

The IoE seeks to make a research appointment within the field of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion which sits within our Public Service Academic theme. The IoE has existing significant teaching and research strengths in SEND and Inclusion and has strategic plans to grow this area further. Through this appointment, the IoE is committed to further developing a systematic understanding of policy and practice that will impact on the lives of children and young people in a range of education settings, supporting their life experiences and employability.

Applications are welcomed from those with established profiles in the following areas of expertise:

Special educational needs and disabilities;
Inclusion and inclusive pedagogy and practice;
Policy debates in special educational needs;
Experiences of pupils and their families living with disabilities;
Methodological innovation for research in the field of SEND.
Being motivated by unlocking, and developing, research potential and leading change, you should have research experience, and proven success within SEND and Inclusion. You should have a proven record of world class and world leading publications. You will have demonstrable, successful, experience of research related income generation. You will have established networks in the academic field of education at a national and international level.

The successful candidate should employ an inclusive, developmental and collegiate approach to their research leadership, being willing to mentor early career researchers. You will work with the wider professorial team within the IoE, and the wider university, to support the strategic direction of research and knowledge exchange.

Application Process: Full Details can be found on our website.

For enquiries regarding your application and for sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment team via recruitment@derby.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa for more information.

To be eligible for sponsorship you must evidence that you hold all essential qualifications listed on the job description. Please note, equivalent experience will not be accepted as evidence of the essential qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

To apply for this job please visit findajob.dwp.gov.uk.