Professorial Research Fellows (5 posts)

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme, Introductory Zone. £57,674 to £64,894 per annum, with potential for annual incremental progression to the top of the zone


A thinker at the leading edge, you will develop research that shapes positive social change. An aspiring academic leader, you’ll hone the skills to inspire future generations of innovative thinkers.

At the University of Sheffield, we are bold in our attempts to pursue the extraordinary. We offer you a unique opportunity to drive forward your research career and begin your transition to one of our academic leaders of the future.

Our diverse and vibrant Faculty of Social Sciences is rich in world-leading research and education, across a host of diverse disciplines. Now, we are seeking five new Professorial Research Fellows, whose research aligns to one or more of our Faculty research themes: Sustainable Growth; Wellbeing; Inclusive Society; Digital Society; and Innovative Methods.

You’ll bring to the role an outstanding international research profile, with ambitious and exciting plans for your research. Crucially, you are also keen to lead.

Here, you’ll build on your proven track record of attracting and managing external research grants, by securing new, high profile grants. We’ll look to you to produce an array of high quality publications, explore fresh opportunities and demonstrate the impact of your research. What’s more, you’ll benefit from plenty of scope to develop and demonstrate your leadership skills.

Once you have completed your three year fellowship, you’ll progress to a full professorial position within one of our thirteen Social Sciences departments.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area, and a distinguished record of international research in high quality journals / monographs demonstrating clear excellence. An excellent record of knowledge exchange, engagement and research impact and a proven record of attracting and managing external research grants is essential.

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