Be a part of "… the greatest adventure in education1…"
The University of the Highlands and Islands is a unique higher education institution providing teaching and research through a distinctive educational partnership of colleges, research institutions and learning centres to some 8000 students. It is internationally recognised for its innovative solutions in teaching delivery to students dispersed across a large and diverse region and is in the vanguard of a new spirit of enterprise and confidence in one of the most beautiful and historically significant parts of Europe.
The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) operates through a partnership of thirteen colleges and research institutions (known as the academic partners), located throughout the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.
1 President Mary McAleese of Ireland, delivering the second UHI Annual Lecture at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, Isle of Skye, on 15 September 2003.
UHI Millennium Institute became the University of the Highlands and Islands on 2 February 2011. This was the culmination of a project commenced in the 1990's and represents the aspirations of the people of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to have their own university for many years.
Through the academic partners, UHI delivers a wide range of higher education opportunities across the Highlands and Islands, including research degrees, undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees and higher national certificates and diplomas.
The University is a unique higher education institution; it faces the challenge of serving students so widely dispersed across a large and diverse region. UHI is internationally recognised for its innovative delivery solutions blending face to face teaching with local learning centres, videoconferencing and online interaction.
The University serves a diverse student body, many of whom are mature students and/or study on a part-time basis. UHI provides an opportunity to develop new and innovative solutions to post-compulsory education, and areas of development include widening access, lifelong learning and progression from further education to higher education.
High quality research is a key driver in bringing prosperity to the Highlands and Islands and the University is already a leading player in a number of niche areas, including: environmental science both marine and terrestrial, health, renewable energy, sustainable communities, youth studies, agronomy, history, archaeology, Gaelic, music, art and theology.
The University's research success has already been recognised by its successful participation in two research assessment exercises. The University is also able to access European funding through the EU Highlands and Islands convergence programme 2006-2013 and indeed is one of three SDBs (Strategic Delivery Bodies) for EU funding.
UHI benefits from wide support from within the region and beyond. Notably, the regional development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, regards the development of the university in the region as a key transformational project and supports UHI both financially and otherwise. HIE's investment includes contributing to the development of fundraising capacity in UHI.
"Everyone in a society deserves the very best education and should not be denied it by geographical remoteness, lack of facilities, or worse, lack of vision.
"I utterly believe that UHI represents the direction we all must be going if we're to make a success of the 21st century."
Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE, delivering the inaugural UHI Annual Lecture at Eden Court, Inverness, on 6 September 2002.
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Paid opportunities for students and graduates
For vacancies around the UHI campus, see local college websites:
|Argyll College UHI||Highland Theological College UHI|
|Moray College UHI||NAFC Marine Centre UHI|
|North Highland College UHI||Perth College UHI|
|Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI||SAMS UHI||West Highland College UHI|
Living and working
Living and working in the Highlands and Islands
The Highlands and Islands is a vast area, stretching from the Shetland Islands in the north to Argyll in the southwest, and from the Western Isles to the Cairngorm Mountains in the east. It covers over 40,000km2, which represents over half of the area of Scotland and a sixth of the landmass of the UK.
Over half a million people live in the University of the Highlands and Islands operating area (100,000 on the islands), ranging from urban centres to small communities in sparsely-populated parts of the Highlands and Islands. Gaelic language and traditions are strong in the west, with the Nordic heritage prominent in the north and Doric in the east. However, there are many other cultural influences within the region - some historic and others more recent.
Traditional occupations, such as crofting, fishing, farming and forestry have been joined in recent years by the development of high-tech, low-impact businesses. The beautiful scenery and unique cultures also attract thousands of visitors to the region, supporting a tourism industry, which now generates a significant proportion of the Highlands and Islands' annual income. More recently new forms of renewable energy have been, and are being, developed within the region in addition to the hydroelectric dams and power stations established in the 20th century.
Overall, employment in the Highlands and Islands is at an all-time high and population has grown (not least because of in-migration). Increasingly, the region is seen as an attractive place for people to live and to work. Improved communications, both in terms of transportation and information technology, provide opportunities for people, both within the region and from beyond, to make lifestyle choices that were not available to previous generations.
The area is well served by hospitals and health centres and the traditional excellence of Scottish education continues to be pursued within its schools. Extensive building programmes, in both the public and private sectors, have created a wide choice of superbly-situated, high-quality homes.
Countless visitors come to the Highlands and Islands each year to enjoy the unparalleled range of recreational activities and facilities. To those who are lucky enough to live and work here, such attractions are part of everyday life. In addition to the range of outdoor activities, there are thriving amateur sports leagues, a wealth of music, song and dance, and a variety of performing and visual arts events throughout the year.
In the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, there is space to spread your wings and live life to the full.
For a welcome pack and more information on living in the Highlands please visit the Highland Life website.
- All vacancies link to an online application that should be completed in full. If you require assistance with completing the application form or require it in another format please email Personnel or phone 01463 279214.
- The online application process takes you through a number of screens; these allow you to provide us with the information that we need to process your application and comply with our statutory reporting responsibilities.
- For your application to be successfully submitted you must complete the full process.
- All vacancies will be available on the website until 23:59hrs (GMT) on the day the vacancy closes.
- All vacancies have a link to a Further Information page that contains additional details regarding the role. A detailed job description and person specification is also available for each vacancy.
- When completing the online application please ensure that you clearly address how you meet both the essential and desirable selection criteria identified on the person specification.
Please note, we are unable to accept speculative CVs. If you would like to be notified when jobs become available at UHI please register for our jobs by email service so that we can notify you when any roles become available.
|Assistant Principal and Director of Curriculum, Quality and Professional Practice||Inverness College; Permanent; Full time; Closing Date 27 May 2013|
|Lecturer Fabrication & Welding||Inverness College; Permanent; £29,363 - £33,886; Closing date: 27 May 2013|
|Lecturer - Education||Inverness College; Permanent; Part time; £29,363 - £33,886 pa pro rata; Closing Date: 27 May 2013|
|Academic Development Advisor (Dental Technology)||£28,081 to £32,554 pa; fixed term for equivalent of 3 months; closing date 27 May 2013|
|Lecturer Electrical Installation||Inverness College; Permanent; Full time; £29,363 - £33,886 pa; Closing date: 27 May 2013|
|Lecturer – Mechanical Engineering||Inverness College; 35 hours per week; £29,363 - £33,886pa pro-rata; Closing Date 27 May 2013|
|Lecturer Human Resources||Inverness College; Permanent; Part time; £29,363 - 33,886pa pro rata; Closing date: 27 May 2013|
|Lecturer in Nautical Studies||Lews Castle College; £25,443 - £35,693 (inclusive of Islands Allowance); Closing date 27 May 2013|
|Lecturer Building Technology||Inverness College; Permanent; Full time; £29,363 - £33,886 pa; Closing Date: 27 May 2013|
|Development Assistant||Extended closing date 31st May 2013; Student Internship; part-time (preferably 9am to 1pm); £11,570 (pro rata).|
|Director of Finance||This position has been withdrawn due to an internal development within the University.|
|An Cotan Childcare Centre Relief Workers||Lews Castle College; Applications for this post will remain open for a number of months|