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Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,866 per annum (Grade 7.1)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th October 2019
Closes: 6th December 2019

Contract Type: Fixed-term with a start date between 1 September 2020 and 1 May 2021 for a period of 36 months.


Candidates are welcome to submit applications to hold this post in any of the schools or departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield comprises four departments and three schools: Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Music, the School of East Asian Studies, the School of English and the School of Languages and Cultures. We critically reflect on all aspects of human society and culture (past, present, and future) and on the process of reflection itself. We investigate cultures and languages near and far, their ideas, texts, artefacts and landscapes. We aim to create the cultural capital of the future. Working individually and collaboratively, we continually develop innovative methods of enquiry within and across disciplines. Our openness to enquiry and independence in asking and answering questions, enables further understanding, allows us to work creatively and enhances our disciplines.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities will support up to seven applicants for the current round of Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships, in one or more of the following fields: Archaeology, East Asian Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Music, Modern Languages and Cultures, and Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. Applicants with a proven track record of research and high quality research proposals will be selected for support on the basis of their fit with both the Leverhulme Trust's expectations and Departmental and Faculty strategic priorities.

Leverhulme Fellows will undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure and conduct a programme of high quality research in line with the Leverhulme project proposal.

These are fixed-term appointments for a 36-month duration. The Fellowship must commence between 1 September 2020 and 1 May 2021. Appointments are dependent on the successful award of the Leverhulme Fellowship.

If you are interested in applying, you must first check that you meet the Leverhulme Trust's eligibility criteria. These can be found here.

For further information about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship process please go to:

For other Early-career Fellowship opportunities at Sheffield visit:

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