Global Professorships to address Global Challenges


As a TEF-Gold rated institution, the University of Lincoln is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and 42nd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

We understand that research is at the heart of what it means to be a university. We are proud to be home to world-class researchers who are making significant contributions to their subject areas. This was reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework, where more than half of the University's research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We are a fast-growing university, where staff and students work collaboratively on pioneering research that makes a tangible difference to people's lives. Our researchers are tackling some of the world's most challenging problems, from the fight against drug-resistant bacteria to mitigating the impact of climate change. The University is now looking to invest further in research leadership where we know we can make a significant difference. 

We are looking for the best minds from around the globe to join our unique academic community and play a pivotal role in its future successes. 

To enhance our existing research areas, and address some of the key challenges faced by society in the 21st century, the University is looking to appoint Global Chairs in the following areas:

  • Machine Learning
  • Robotic Engineering
  • Water Resources
  • Soil Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Industry 4.0; Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Public and Preventative Health
  • Ageing and Elder Care
  • Rural Health and Social Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Global Governance and Ecological Justice
  • Digital Policing
  • Robotics

Please download the job description, brochure and University of Lincoln Strategic Plan below for more information.

Please also visit for more information regarding the University's research.


Who To Talk To

Joe Fitzpatrick
Joe Fitzpatrick
Senior Consultant
Keith Zimmerman
Keith Zimmerman
Global Head, Professors, Research and Translation and Joint Managing Partner, UK

Current vacancies

This is a staggered recruitment campaign. Roles that are currently live are listed below:

Global Chair in Soil Ecology and Ecosystems


Global Chair in Water Resources


Global Chair in Machine Learning


Global Chair in Robotic Engineering


Global Chair in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Industry 4.0)


Global Chair in Global Governance and Ecological Justice


Global Chair in Digital Policing


Global Chair in Robotics