University Teachers – A New Approach to Staffing in Higher Education


In this short paper I will attempt to describe the thinking behind the introduction of the post of University Teacher (and senior UT, Reader and Chair) positions at the University of Glasgow. Since the drafting of this paper the post of Reader within the UT structure has been removed. The criteria used for promotion will be discussed and the support issues for this group of staff discussed. The paper will attempt to look at the pros and cons of such appointments and the lessons that can be learned from this approach.
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