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ILLUMINATE: The Vice-Chancellor's Fellows - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Queen's University Belfast

We’re looking for a mind that amazes

Illuminate - you see what others don’t

Our Illuminate: The Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme, is an opportunity for exceptional and ambitious early-career researchers to join Queen’s to focus on achieving research excellence that aligns to our strategic vision. As a Russell Group University, Queen’s has a reputation for delivering world-class research.

Successful Fellows will join a strong and talented team of researchers on a five-year scheme with a guaranteed career pathway to a Senior Lecturer or Reader post. Fellows will benefit from membership of a dedicated Fellowship Academy, designed to provide appropriate development support in order to nurture researchers with outstanding potential, which includes a Fellows Network and a bespoke mentoring programme. 

This scheme recognises the importance that we place in our people at Queen’s. It is our People First promise to attract the best talent into our team and to provide a positive working environment.

In order to build upon our existing areas of world-leading research, we aim to align our Fellows with the research areas in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are seeking applications from candidates whose research profile is aligned to our current areas of research strength, in particular Creative Industries, Policy Engaged Research and Internationalisation.

You will be required to demonstrate how your current research is aligned to one or more of our research areas. You will also have a relevant degree with a PhD (or equivalent), proven post-PhD experience and a high-quality publication record.

Queen's University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits. The salary scale for the posts is GBP £40,792 to £50,132 (potential to progress to GBP £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution) and a generous 'Fellowship Enhancement Award' from GBP 20,000-GBP 50,000 and funding to recruit a full-time PhD student.

Become part of the next generation of world-class researchers.

To find out more and apply:

Applications for the scheme can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed three times a year, please note that for consideration applications must be received 24-hours before the scheduled dates below:

Review and shortlist are 28 July 2019, 30 September 2019 and 31 January 2020, interviews will take place shortly after this date. For any queries, please contact Roisin Moss.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented in this particular category of work, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

Location: Belfast
Salary: £40,792 to £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to GBP £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th May 2019
Closes: 28th July 2019
Job Ref: 19/107513
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