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Professorial Research Fellow

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences: Institute for Sustainable Food

Contract Type: Open-ended, subject to satisfactory performance after first 3 years

Professorial Pay Scheme Band Structure (see

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The Faculty of Social Science is seeking to appoint a Professorial Research Fellow to join the Institute for Sustainable Food, one of the University of Sheffield’s four new research flagships.  We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research profile, exceptional promise and evidence of academic leadership.

During the Fellowship, the successful candidate will focus on enhancing their research profile, developing an innovative research agenda, contributing to the development of the Institute for Sustainable Food, pursuing opportunities for high profile external grants, producing an array of high quality publications and enhancing the impact of their research. The successful candidate will be provided with opportunities to apply their research experience and skills, taking a leadership role in one of the Institute’s three research pillars.  They will also make a small but significant (20%) contribution to the work of the Department of Geography.  Subject to satisfactory performance, the successful candidate will transition to a standard professorial role at the end of the three-year Fellowship.

This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding academic with real potential to drive forward their research career and develop their academic leadership skills. 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 in sustainable food research.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.  The Department values diversity in both intellectual and people terms, and is committed to recognising the important intellectual contributions that female, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minority and international scholars make.

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Location: Sheffield
Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme Band Structure
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2019
Closes: 24th October 2019
Job Ref: UOS023849
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