The University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: Philosophy, including PPE

The University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Closing Date : 03/04/2018
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration : Subject to 4 years' probation, commencing September 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
School/Directorate : School of Social Sciences
Division : 
Hours Per week : Full-time and part-time applications considered
Salary : £39,992–£49,149
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : HUM-011363

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year.  Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship. You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will be part of a Faculty which brings together one of Europe’s largest and most diverse groupings of researchers and teachers focussed on humanities and social sciences. You will build on our work in the field of philosophy, which includes PPE. Our research and teaching areas lie mostly within the tradition of analytic philosophy, with special emphasis on metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy and the philosophy of mind. Recent research projects relating to PPE include human well-being and environmental policy, market governance, biodiversity, climate change and insurance; and urban climate risks and adaptation responses.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a sustained record of publication output. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own funding will be key to your success. 

The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality. Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here. All appointments are made on merit.

To discover more please visit www.brightest-minds.manchester.ac.uk where you can view contact details and further particulars, and apply online.

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