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Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£46,974 - £54,395 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


This is a full time/fixed term maternity cover opportunity for 7 months

Flexible/part-time working arrangements will be considered

Glasgow Caledonian – the largest and leading modern university in Scotland - is a vibrant, values-led university with campuses in the heart of Glasgow and London. With a strong commitment to high quality education and research which supports the communities we serve, we have strong partnerships with employers to ensure our students get the careers they dream of and deserve.

In 2023 we rocketed into the top 40 universities in the UK in the highly regarded Guardian University Guide, were ranked the UK’s 2nd top performing modern university in the inaugural Daily Mail guide, and entered the top highly coveted 50 UK universities in the 2024 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the first time. We are the top performing modern University in Scotland in all three guides. We are the only Scottish university with EcoCampus Platinum accreditation and were ranked second in Scotland for sustainability in the most recent People and Planet league table.

With a wide range of professionally accredited courses and links with over 300 industry partners, we have the highest proportion of undergraduate level graduates in highly skilled occupations (83%) compared to other Scottish modern universities - with 91% of our students in employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA 2023). We are Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships and we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students from nearly 120 countries.  We are committed to widening participation, helping more people from diverse backgrounds into university.

Guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

Our Graduate School lies at the heart of the University’s vibrant research community.  It provides an advanced programme of high quality development opportunities for research students, supervisors, early career researchers and research leaders.  It acts as a forum to exchange ideas, collaborate on inter-disciplinary projects, debate strategic and ethical issues and share good practice and experiences cross-university.  Working together with our Academic Schools and Professional Services Departments, the Graduate School also acts as a social and intellectual hub – promoting the growth and development of researchers and our research community.

The Lecturer in Academic Writing and Researcher Development provides leadership in the delivery, development and design of Academic Writing for researchers, and contributes to the broader Researcher Development Programme in the Graduate School.  You will work in close partnership cross university with the Academic Schools and Professional Services Departments in particular related to Academic Development and the Student Experience.  The role works with post-graduate research (PGR) students in enhancing their academic writing at all stages of their doctoral journey, and academics and researchers in their research writing activities towards successful publication.  You will do this through the development and delivery of an integrated programme of academic writing workshops and writing retreats as part of the broader researcher development programme within the Graduate School.


We are looking for a researcher developer or academic with experience in teaching and developing researchers or academics in Higher Education.  You will hold a doctoral qualification or other specialist post-graduate qualification and it would be desirable to be an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the higher education sector regarding research, policy and practice developments in Researcher Development with an understanding of the pedagogy and the professional standards relevant to researchers including the Researcher Development concordat and the Researcher Development framework.  You will have skill and experience in teaching a range of writing genres across research disciplines (for example, healthcare, engineering, business) and different research methodological designs with approaches that incorporate both quantitative and qualitative data. Experience of the development and delivery of blended/online programmes and materials is essential.  And you will have high level skills in training and facilitation.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and on their own initiative, have the ability to build and maintain strong networks and relationships and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Further essential requirements for this role include the ability to be strategic thinking and analytical, identify new trends and take creative and innovative approaches.   Active engagement in research or scholarship in Doctoral Education or Researcher Development is essential, with publication and presentation of outputs at national or international events and experience of doctoral level supervision being desirable.  It is also desirable that you will have experience of leadership/engagement in national/international Doctoral education developments and networks. 

Further details on this post are available by contacting Professor Bonnie Steves, Director, The Graduate School at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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  • Scottish Living Wage
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