Welcome to Great Minds 2015.
Are you one of the 250 we are looking for?

The University of Leeds are looking to recruit 250 exceptional University Academic Fellows by 2017 who have the potential to make a major contribution to the University’s academic performance and standing.

You will be internationally competitive as a future academic leader who will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020 and beyond.

Join us and you will be supported by a structured five year development programme leading to an Associate Professor role.


Last year we appointed over 76 outstanding individuals from across the globe and this year we have a range of exciting new opportunities, across all nine of our faculties.

Click on the links below to discover more about the roles we are recruiting to this year:

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:

  1. A CV;
  2. A list of publications;
  3. A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4). As part of the selection process, account will be taken in relation to your research and academic plan, in particular the impact of this and the strategic fit to the University.

For enquiries about the application process please contact the recruitment team, tel: +44 (0)113 343 0518, email: 250GreatMinds@leeds.ac.uk

You can hear from some of the successful candidates from last year about why they chose to apply to the 250 Great Minds scheme by watching ‘Our vision for the 250′ below.