Chancellor's Fellowships

5-year tenure track with the possibility of an open-ended contract
Salary from £38,896 - £55,389 per annum



The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned as a world-leading research institution, ranked 21st in the world by QS (2015-16) and 4th in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework for research power, based on the quality and breadth of our research. For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history. They've invented new disciplines such as geology, the study of literature and epigenetics, explored space, revolutionised surgery, won 20 Nobel Prizes, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and laid the foundations for solving the mysteries of the universe.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in another cohort of 30 Chancellor’s Fellows across multiple disciplines. Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support highly talented early career researchers from across the world to develop their careers.

You will already have begun to establish a reputation for the high quality of your research and will have a commitment to develop your skills in teaching and student development at a University level. Colleagues with translational-industrial linkages, international academics and those interested in interdisciplinary collaboration are particularly welcomed.

You will initially concentrate on research and innovation, with a start-up package in support, but will be trained in teaching and student development skills and be expected progressively to take up this core academic activity. It is anticipated that following a successful end of year 3 review the majority of Chancellors Fellows will transition to an open-ended lectureship.

Appointments will normally be made on the Grade 8 Academic scale (£38,896- £46,414), dependent on experience, but in exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be made at Grade 9 (£49,230- £55,389). Relocation support is available for colleagues who need to move to take up the Fellowship. This includes practical support for a spouse or partner.

The culture of the University is open and diverse and we strive to replicate that in our appointments. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. We are the proud holder of a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Institution Award recognising our work in supporting the advancement of gender equality in academia. We have committed to broadening this round of fellowships to include opportunities for individuals looking to return to research after a career break for family, caring or health reasons.