The University of Wolverhampton

Senior Research Fellow, Education Observatory (0.2 FTE)

Walsall Campus
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Advert Status
43,266 to 50,132 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
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This post is temporary until 31 August 2020


Following research investment funding from the university, the Education Observatory at the University of Wolverhampton is seeking new members of staff in research and support.


The Education Observatory undertakes research in all areas of education and allied areas of social policy to secure social justice and regional transformation in the West Midlands.  Its objectives are to undertake high quality research and consultancy, which informs debate and has impact on practice and policy, and encourages collaborations among researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and other local, regional and national stakeholders. The Observatory’s research themes include educational leadership and school reform; lifelong learning; professional learning and practitioner enquiry; inclusion and diversity; digital learning; and children, young people and families.

The University of Wolverhampton is the University of Opportunity and is continuing to invest significantly (£6m) in its research infrastructure to promote a research-active environment, in which innovative research and informed teaching promote academic excellence and engagement with business and the community.  As Bronze Athena Swan Institutional Award holder, we are committed to ensuring that gender equality is embedded within our research.


We are making a significant new investment in our research community and welcome applications from outstanding candidates who can contribute to our ambitious plans. The University has a long and distinguished history of providing applied research that drives policy developments, of delivering effective community-based transformational projects and of promoting social mobility. It has a unique and unrivalled reputation for working collaboratively with public and private sector agencies to provide social regeneration platforms and for using its partnership networks to champion for change.


To be considered for the Educational Observatory post, you will be qualified at doctoral level, have demonstrable experience of conducting educational research and attracting research income, and will be used to supporting colleagues in developing their own research.   You will have excellent research skills and be used to working in a pressurised environment.  Experience of working with quantitative data is desirable for the full time post.


The Education Observatory’s Director, Professor Michael Jopling, welcomes informal conversations about the role. Please email


The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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