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Professor of Educational Evaluation

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Professorial Salary Scale: current minimum 64,986
Interview Date
5 March 2020
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Role Description

As part of the Department's long-term strategic vision, we are seeking to recruit a new Professor of Educational Evaluation to expand capacity and to provide leadership and focus in this area, with the associated development of new master’s-level provision. The Department’s ambition is to remain a leader in the field of educational evaluation. This is reflected in our strategy and further investment in educational evaluation is planned with the recruitment of a Lecturer in Educational Evaluation to start in September 2020.

The role is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to provide strong leadership in research in educational evaluation, drawing together existing research strengths across the department. Evaluation research is strong at York, and the appointee will work to optimise connections with other departments and units in research and teaching across the University

Key requirements

  • PhD in education, educational psychology, psychology or other relevant discipline
  • Expertise in one or more specialist areas of research in educational evaluation
  • Experience of leading research teams and involvement in funded projects
  • 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 (

Closing date: 2 February 2020
Interviews will be held in York on: 5 March 2020

Salary will be commensurate with experience on the professorial scale: current minimum £64,986 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. We are an international and diverse department with collegiality, inclusion and equality at the heart of our core values. 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

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.