De Velling Willis Fellowships (2 posts)
University of Sheffield – Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Available to work in any area relevant to the disciplines covered by our constituent departments
Job Reference Number: UOS003892
Contract Type: Fixed term for two years.
Salary: Grade 8 £37,012 – £44,166 per annum pro-rata. .
Closing Date: 17 February 2012
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities brings together internationally excellent research across a range of disciplines and provides an environment in which this research can flourish. We have a strong commitment to sharing our research with those beyond our walls and take very seriously our status as a Civic University. We are also committed to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary working and are committed to the notion of arts and humanities research and innovation as a shared endeavour. We performed very well in RAE 2008 and are working to achieve an even higher level of external recognition in REF2014. Appointment to a De Velling Willis Fellowship means the opportunity to work in a vibrant, multi- and interdisciplinary research environment in a period of exciting growth.
The two post-doctoral fellows will work to develop their research beyond their doctoral studies, generating new publications and establishing the next stage of their career as researchers. Outreach and public engagement work will be encouraged, and, in line with the ethos of the Faculty, the fellows will also be encouraged to engage and work with new audiences, particularly in the local region. This is an opportunity both for the fellows to make significant career strides in a research-intensive environment and for the faculty to benefit from the vision, dynamism and enthusiasm the fellows will bring to the role.
Fellows will already have an impressive track record in research, evidenced by high-quality publications. They will be people who are clearly able to communicate their ideas to a range of audiences, from funding agencies to non-specialists. They will be researchers with the capacity to motivate and inspire others and who are clearly destined to be research leaders of the future.
Applicants should possess (or be close to completion of) a PhD in a relevant discipline (or have equivalent experience) and specify their area of expertise/interest in their online application.
The post is fixed-term for two years.
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