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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

13th January 2015

Leverhulme Trust LogoThe Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences would like to hear from candidates seeking to apply for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for 2015 whose field of interest falls within the research strengths of the Faculty. Leverhulme Fellowships provide an opportunity for those at an early stage in their academic careers to develop a sustained piece of research subsequent to their doctoral period. They involve a match-funding arrangement between the Leverhulme Trust and a hosting institution.

The Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences (ADSS) brings together five departments and 15 discipline areas dedicated to the study and illumination of the human experience in the past and the present with a view to shaping our future through the generation of new knowledge and new creative expression. The Faculty is highly research intensive, supporting a community of over 200 PhD students. REF2014 has highlighted our world-leading research strength across the Faculty, both in terms of research power and 3* and 4* outputs.
We invite expressions of interest from eligible candidates in any of our research strengths:

Arts Research
Design Research
Humanities Research (English and History)
Media and Communication Design Research
Social Sciences & Languages Research

Application Information

We will conduct an internal competition with the intention of putting forward a small number of high-quality applications in areas that complement the research strengths and aspirations of the Faculty. A Fellowship will consist of the preparation and dissemination of a substantial piece of research. The Fellow will also be expected to participate in the life of the Faculty, and be provided with mentoring, appropriate working space, and access to teaching opportunities. Successful application to Leverhulme will lead to a three-year fixed-term contract running from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018.

The Leverhulme’s eligibility criteria in terms of qualification level and previous experience are available at:

Contact Information

 If you would like to contact a member of the Northumbria team with a question around applying you can via the information below.

Fine Art:
Prof. Chris Dorsett 

Art and Design History:
Dr Ysanne Holt

Prof Robert Young

James McConnel

Prof Regina Weinert

Media and Communication Design:
Prof. Peter Hutchings

Social Sciences and Languages:
Paul Stretesky

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