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Vice Chancellors Fellowship Opportunities

Northumbria is a research-intensive university that unlocks potential for all. We change lives through education and research, tackling the global challenges of our age to transform society. 

Northumbria has transformed in recent years combining a focus on research excellence and social mobility, challenging the status quo to become a new kind of University. Last year in celebration of our transformation and to support our ambitious plans we launched our Vice Chancellors Fellowship scheme, appointing the first cohort of 24 exceptional academics, who have joined a range of disciplines across the University.    

Our ambition is to run this scheme annually and we are therefore delighted to launch our campaign to recruit colleagues into our second cohort, joining us from September 2024.  

As a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow you will have the opportunity to shape your field of research, aligned to one of the University discipline areas or research peaks. During the three-year fellowship you will be supported to deliver your research plan with the benefit of a reduced teaching workload, access to internal funding and as a member of our Fellowship Academy, mentoring, development, and interdisciplinary working opportunities.  

You will demonstrate research excellence, evidencing your role in the production of world-leading research outputs and have experience of winning grant funding (appropriate to discipline and career stage). In addition, you must demonstrate a clear plan of how you would use the Fellowship period including details of anticipated outputs, income, impact, and engagement with the wider discipline/academic team(s).   

If you believe you have research ambitions that match ours, we would like to hear from you. We have opportunities in the following areas,

Successful candidates will be appointed at the relevant Academic level (usually Assistant Professor / Associate Professor) commensurate with their experience but will have the opportunity to progress and transition to the appropriate Academic role at the end of the Fellowship period.  

For an informal discussion about the opportunity please contact Kathryn Atton, HR Adviser.

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