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Anniversary Chair

University of Birmingham

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive salary for an outstanding Candidate. Generous start up package
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2023
Closes: 30th January 2024
Job Ref: 102904

Closed date: Our recruitment will be remain open until 2025, with the deadline for the first phase of applications being 30 January 2024.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the above ‘Apply’ button.

In 2025, we will celebrate 125 years of University status by Royal Charter. One of the ways we are celebrating this important milestone is by making a significant investment in our research and appointing 25 new Anniversary Chairs.

We’re looking for diverse talent from across the world to help us make new discoveries and tackle global challenges. You will work with the brightest minds at the forefront of different subject areas to tackle the most pressing global challenges, and the opportunity to be mentored and supported by senior leaders at the University and beyond, and to collaborate with our strong networks of partners.

Our inclusive and intellectually challenging education programmes are underpinned by cutting-edge knowledge and taught by leading researchers to encourage independent thinking and develop the next generation of leaders, innovators and problem-solvers.

This is your opportunity to question, change direction, change minds, change the world.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • A PhD or equivalent qualification or body of work. 
  • An outstanding track record of Internationally excellent publications and research output.
  • Evidence of attracting significant funding, and planning and delivering exemplary research.
  • Demonstrable experience of inspirational leadership, high-level management and successful research and teaching collaborations. 
  • Role model academic citizenship, giving your time generously and getting actively involved with university life. 
  • Demonstrable evidence of internationally recognised and world leading research excellence through highly cited publications.
  • Proven ability to plan and lead the delivery of impactful research programmes.
  • Evidence of successful collaborations with other teams/institutions and significant success in obtaining external grants.
  • Experience of attracting and supervising high quality doctoral students and early career researchers.

For more information about the roles available and to discuss your area of research with one of our team, please get in touch by emailing anniversary-fellows@contacts.bham.ac.uk

To view the full job description please click here

We welcome applications from international applicants and can offer support for work visas. We may be able to look at Global Talent Visa if these are Grade 9 roles and all of the academic/researcher requirements are met as an alternative to Skilled Worker Visa.

We believe there is no such thing as a 'typical' member of University of Birmingham staff and that diversity in its many forms is a strength that underpins the exchange of ideas, innovation and debate at the heart of University life. We are committed to proactively addressing the barriers experienced by some groups in our community and are proud to hold Athena SWAN, Race Equality Charter and Disability Confident accreditations. We have an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Centre that focuses on continuously improving the University as a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. You can find out more about our work to create a fairer university for everyone on our website

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