Information for Candidates

The University of Edinburgh, a global top 20 University located in one of the world‘s finest cities, is making a further major investment in the future of its academic staff with the appointment of a second cohort of prestigious tenure-track Fellowships across all disciplines.

These 5-year Fellowships are intended to support outstanding candidates at the start of their independent academic careers.

Up to 50 positions are available.

All vacancies have now closed.

Level of Appointment

Successful applicants will normally be appointed at Grade 8 (£37,756 - £45,053), dependent on experience. In exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be made.

What is tenure-track?

The Fellow will be able to concentrate on research in the first instance with a limited amount of teaching, progressively acquiring the full duties of University Lecturer across the 5 year period of the Fellowship.

Subject to satisfactory review at the end of 3 years, the Fellow will move to an open-ended contract.

It is anticipated most appointments will be successful in obtaining an open-ended contract.

Induction, orientation and professional development programme

The Institute for Academic Development, in conjunction with University Human Resources, Colleges and individual Schools, will provide and develop a structured suite of induction, orientation and professional development for Chancellor's Fellows.

The provision will include a focus on research roles and progression to broader academic roles including teaching, supervision, research, professional contribution (administration) and knowledge exchange.

Applications should contain the following:

Further information

We anticipate interviews will be held during the spring, with appointments commencing by summer 2014.

You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.

General advice may be obtained from

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