Information for Candidates

We are continuing to invest in the future of our academic staff by appointing Chancellor's Fellowships across multiple disciplines. These 5-year Fellowships support early career researchers at the start of their independent academic careers.

The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned as a world-leading research institution, ranked 21st in the world by QS (2015-16) and 4th in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework for research power, based on the quality and breadth of our research.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in another cohort of 30 Chancellor’s Fellows across multiple disciplines. Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support highly talented early career researchers from across the world to develop their careers. Our previous Chancellor's Fellows have generated £9.3M in research income, published 789 articles and 25 have secured external fellowships to contribute to their salaries.

You will already have begun to establish a reputation for the high quality of your research and will have a commitment to develop your skills in teaching and student development at a University level. Colleagues with translational-industrial linkages, international academics and those interested in interdisciplinary collaboration are particularly welcomed.

Equality and Diversity

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The culture of the University is open and diverse and we strive to replicate that in our appointments. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. We are the proud holder of a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Institution Award recognising our work in supporting the advancement of gender equality in academia. We have committed to broadening this round of fellowships to include opportunities for individuals looking to return to research after a career break for family, caring or health reasons.

Level of Appointment and relocation

Appointments will normally be made on the Grade 8 Academic scale (£38,896- £46,414), dependent on experience, but in exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be made at Grade 9 (£49,230- £55,389).

Relocation support is available for colleagues who need to move to take up the Fellowship. This includes practical support for a spouse or partner.

What is tenure-track?

You will initially concentrate on research and innovation, with a start-up package in support, but will be trained in teaching and student development skills and be expected progressively to take up this core academic activity. It is anticipated that following a successful end of year 3 review the majority of Chancellors Fellows will transition to an open-ended lectureship.

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.