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Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship (VCF) / Vice-Chancellor’s Advanced Fellowship (VCAF) at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield has an international reputation for the quality of its staff, students and for the contribution it makes to the world at large through high quality research and teaching. This reputation is reliant upon the recruitment, retention and development of talented staff of the highest quality. In order to maintain this position at the forefront of academia Professor Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, has created up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship positions. These positions are open to the candidates with a track record of the highest calibre research and who have the potential to be research leaders of the future in any academic area. The key criterion for success in these appointments is the personal capacity to make an outstanding contribution to the University, as a research-led academic. Applications are welcomed from those who will bring new fields of research activity to the University as well as those who strengthen our existing portfolio.

Fellows will have the potential to become academic leaders of the future who will engage and collaborate across disciplinary boundaries within and beyond the University. They will also have the ability to be inspirational to others and act as ambassadors for the University.

We regard the creative mix of our people to be our greatest asset. We want to recruit from many different backgrounds, heritages and lifestyles. We want to lead in rebalancing the traditional makeup of certain subjects and build a collection of sufficiently diverse minds that can interrogate the challenges of the future with the greatest rigour. So we want to hear from leading minds which reflect the richness of the world around us.

Establishing your research quickly will be a priority. To support you in achieving this, each Fellow will receive a range of exceptional benefits including access to a tailored mentoring and development scheme, a research support grant of at least 10,000 GBP and subject to satisfactory performance a permanent appointment will be made to at least Lecturer (VCF) Senior Lecturer (VCAF) level at the end of the Fellowship.

Fellows will be appointed at one of two levels dependent upon experience. The successful applicants will hold a good first degree (or equivalent experience) and a PhD in a relevant discipline (or equivalent experience). You will have an excellent research track record in the identified area of strength with potential to become a world leading researcher; you will also have with an aptitude for research leadership.

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