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Chair of Mental Health & Wellbeing in Education

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Minimum starting salary 62,585
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Role Description

The Department of Education is one of the six founding departments of the University of York. We are an international and diverse department with collegiality, inclusion and equality at the heart of our core values. As part of the Department's long-term strategic vision, we are seeking to recruit a new Professor of Mental Health & Wellbeing in Education (MHWB). The Department is investing in this area, and has recently appointed two lecturers in MHWB who are joining in 2018.

Our goal is to establish a nationally leading and internationally recognised research group in MHWB. If appointed, you will play a key role in the Department’s Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC). You will have a strong international profile and an outstanding track record of independent research and will play a leading role in shaping the group’s future growth and research activity. You may have a background in education, psychology, health sciences and/or other cognate disciplines.

Key requirements

  • PhD in education, psychology or a related discipline
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of psychology and MHWB in an education context
  • Expertise in one or more specialist areas of research in MHWB
  • Experience of leading research teams in MHWB through involvement in funded projects
  • Substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills 
  • Attraction and effective supervision of postgraduate students

To apply
Informal queries may be directed to the Head of Department Professor Paul Wakeling ( or  Professor Rob Klassen ( Director of PERC.

Closing date: 14 January 2018
Interviews will be held in York on: 19 February 2018

Salary will be commensurate with experience on the professorial scale: current minimum £62,585 per year.

Why York?
We're a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years, securing national and international recognition for our academic excellence. Our attractive landscaped campus has seen significant development which will continue as the University continues to grow. We’re recognised consistently for our family-friendly policies and proud of having been awarded the Gender Equality Mark. For further information on the Department of Education, please see 

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity



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