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Vice-Chancellor's Fellowships


Exceptional people are at the heart of all we do.  Our inspirational academic staff have a genuine passion for their subject, and their teaching is shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research. We hold the HR Excellence in Research Award, which demonstrates our commitment and delivery of support to early career academic staff.

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships are designed to support you to develop your academic profile, whilst making a significant impact in your subject area.

As a permanent Academic, your first three years will be focused on developing your research profile and delivering high quality research with impact. Beyond this, you will take up a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer role within your academic department.

To help you to meet your ambitions, you will be assigned a senior Academic mentor, who will support your professional development and alongside your line manager will develop a tailored plan, which will include;

  • Generous amounts of time for research and development activity - It is important that you are involved in teaching and learning activity, but within the first three years your work will be focussed on research, development and enterprise activity.
  • Funding - You will have access to faculty and University funding to support your research, innovation and engagement activities: travel for field work, team meetings, external partner visits and pilot study expenses, materials etc.
  • Access to our Academic Development programme - Our Academic Development and Researcher training programme is extensive, providing training, support and development in all aspects of Academic activity. We will tailor a programme for you, focused on the key aspects of development you need to support you to achieve your ambitions.
  • Supported network of ECR’s -You will have access to our Early Career Researchers Forum and specific events and opportunities for Vice-Chancellor’s Fellows to engage with influential senior research leaders across the University.
  • Defined career pathway to Professorship - We want you to grow with us, and our Academic promotion programme will allow you to do just that. You have access to non-competitive promotion opportunities right through to Professorship – how long that takes is down to you.
  • Generous reward and benefit package - We offer competitive salaries, generous annual leave and access to excellent pension schemes. This coupled with our family-flexible support, access to an on-site nursery, relocation packages and support for international colleagues will ensure you are rewarded well for the work you do with us.

More information on the opportunities available can be found here

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