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Academic Engagement Coordinator (Fellowships)

The Alan Turing Institute - Academic Engagement Team

Location: London
Salary: £28,000 to £29,000 plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.


The Academic Engagement team coordinate the Institute’s internal and external fellowship schemes, the university network of thirteen university partners, the university liaison function (Turing University Leads and University Liaison Managers at Turing university partners), researcher engagement schemes such as Interest Groups and Theory and Method Challenge Fortnights, and broader engagement with universities across the UK. It is a growing team and all of these areas are anticipated to expand further as the Institute matures.

Reporting to the Fellowships Manager, this new role will coordinate and administer the delivery of the Institute’s internal and external fellowship schemes including Turing Fellowships, Turing AI Fellowships and Turing/ESRC Fellowships.

The post coordinates all elements of the Turing’s flagship fellowship scheme made up of over 400 Turing Fellows. The postholder will work closely with members of the Academic Engagement team, various teams across the Institute, Turing University Leads and University Liaison Managers at Turing university partners, and representatives at research institutions across the UK.

The role is an excellent opportunity for someone excited by the prospect of working with top talent in UK data science and artificial intelligence, shaping Institute processes and administration, supporting the development of a community of Institute researchers, and working collaboratively with colleagues across multiple Institute teams.


  • Work closely with the Turing’s business team, University Liaison Managers (ULMs) and Turing University Leads (TULs), to coordinate and administer the Institute’s Turing Fellowship scheme. This includes reporting, contracts and agreements, cohort management, finance and payments, website updates and fellow expenses.
  • Act as the primary contact for all fellowship matters between the Institute and its university partners and a contact point for enquiries and advice for university representatives and fellows.
  • Provide support, clear communications/updates and guidance to Turing staff on Institute fellowships.

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Person Specification


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualifications and / or experience
  • Experience in the research-focused environment in Higher Education
  • Experience of working co-operatively and effectively with university professional services staff
  • Ability to work flexibly, under pressure, balance competing priorities/workloads and to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

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Terms and Conditions

This full time post is initially offered on a one year fixed term basis. The annual salary is £28,000-£29,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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