|Placed On:||6th March 2023|
|Closes:||3rd April 2023|
Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.
Here at the University of Derby we have committed to nurture and encourage research excellence across all our disciplines and career stages, recognising the strong link between excellent research and an excellent student experience.
We have entered a new and exciting era at the University, making investments in our students, staff and research infrastructure to help us achieve our overall aim of producing research that is high in quality and impacts, national and internationally. This ensures that knowledge created at our University informs our curriculum and supports industry, policy makers, international partners and the wider research community.
Our 2021 REF submission showed significant increases in all our metrics, supported by a dedicated research and knowledge exchange office and enhanced governance processes. Our doctoral cohort has increased by 63.4% since 2014 and we now have over 450 doctoral students. Investment in our research facilities has continued at pace and in March 2022 we opened our Facility for Omics Research in Metabolism (FORM). Our KEF outcome positioned us in the top 10% for working with business. Our Research Council funding and collaborative research income, from funders such as Innovate UK continues to rise, engaging our academics with both multinationals as well as small and medium size enterprises.
It is thus an exciting time to be joining us and to play a role in supporting the University’s ambitions. The University, proud of its achievements in growing Innovation and Research, is embarking on the next step change to drive academic performance. We are focussing our investment into 6 areas of academic excellence:
Business, Economic and Social Policy
We are committed to using research to promote a Better Society and Better Business practices. Our research makes a positive and progressive difference through addressing social and business problems such as inequality, social inclusion and inclusive, regional and sustainable growth. We welcome candidates who would contribute to this work through their quantitative research skills. In Social Science we are particularly interested in researchers with experience and expertise in using large scale datasets such as Understanding Society, the Cohort Studies and the British Crime Survey. In Business, we are interested in applicants who have experience in business regeneration, SMEs and/or sustainability issues.
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