Fellowship Opportunities - University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh - Chancellor’s Fellowships
(5-year, full time, tenure-track)
Salary Scale £36,862 - £44,016 (for Grade 8 appointments)
Closing Dates 16 January, 29 February and 16 April 2012
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The University of Edinburgh intends to appoint up to 100 Chancellor’s Fellowships across the University’s 22 Schools as an investment in the future of teaching and research. These prestigious awards are aimed at early career individuals of the highest potential who have begun to establish a reputation for the highest quality research at the forefront of their discipline and who have a commitment to learning and teaching at university level.
The University has been able to make this investment because of its highly successful research, teaching and commercialisation performance.
The Fellowship may be held in any discipline or interdisciplinary area that fits within the strategic aims of the University and the hosting School (see ANNEX 1 for Priority Areas). It is essential that the successful candidate’s research furthers the high international reputation of the School and the University and that she or he has a strong commitment to postgraduate and undergraduate training. The Fellowship is held for 5 years, subject to satisfactory review at the end of year 3, and the Fellow will then move to a standard University academic open-ended contract.
The first year of the Fellowship will focus on establishing the Fellow’s research programme, with a limited amount of teaching. Start-up research funds may be available appropriate to the discipline and the Fellow will be mentored towards gaining grant support. Fellows will be expected to submit an appropriate number of high quality research outputs to REF2014. Teaching and administration will gradually increase over the 5 year period to that of a normal academic load in the relevant discipline and substantial mentoring and development support will be available through and beyond their Fellowship provided by the Institute for Academic Development (http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development). A sufficient amount of teaching and administration will be required in the first 3 years to allow a judgement to be made on continuation to a full academic position.
Candidates already holding an externally-funded Fellowship are welcome to transfer this to Edinburgh if the sponsor permits. International candidates are welcome and will be supported through the process of visa application if required.
Applicants wishing to work in interdisciplinary fields are particularly welcome and in such cases the hosting School will be identified by discussion with the School(s) and the candidate.
Candidates should apply online via the University of Edinburgh recruitment website (www.jobs.ed.ac.uk) and enclose a detailed CV and a one page outline of a proposed research programme.
Please indicate clearly in your application which College you are applying to by quoting the relevant reference number as below:
College of Humanities and Social Science, Reference: 3015150 CHSS
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Reference: 3015150 MVM
College of Science and Engineering, Reference: 3015150 CSE
To complete the application process, you need to complete the (i) Additional Personal Information Form, (ii) Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form, and (iii) Rehabilitation of Offenders, available online at the above website.
The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive e-mail confirmation of safe receipt of your application. You do not need to replicate information contained in your CV or letter of application. If applying online, please note that the option to classify referees as unapproachable before interview, which the software will offer you, is not in fact available for these positions. If you do not have access to a computer, you can call our recruitment line on 0131 650 2511 for an application pack. This will be posted out for you to complete and return.
General advice may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or specific details may be obtained from the appropriate School contact as detailed in ANNEX 1.
This is a rolling recruitment process so please submit your application by one of the following closing dates:
16th January 2012
29th February 2012
16th April 2012