Job reference: HUM-023696
Salary: £36,024 - £56,021 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Humanities Research and Business Engagement
Hours Per Week: 1 FTE
Closing date: 15/12/2023
Contract Duration: 36 months
School/Directorate: Faculty Office - Humanities

Job Description

The Hallsworth Fellowship Scheme uses generous endowments to appoint a number of Research Fellows each year in the area of Political Economy.                                                      Applications are invited for:

Hallsworth Early Career Research Fellowships: up to two posts with a focus on external collaboration in Political Economy (broadly interpreted), tenable for three years from 1 October 2024 and open to excellent early career scholars who have completed a doctoral degree and have already demonstrated a potential for research in relevant subject areas. You will receive research expenses of up to £6,000 per annum.

We welcome applications that also address one or more of the Faculty priority research themes of Digital Futures; Sustainable Futures; Creativity; Global Inequalities and Post-Covid Society. We also welcome applications with thematic focus areas of specific interest to business and wider society - such as smart/future cities, civic-spaces and public wellbeing, and digital inclusion.

Please note that this Fellowship is not intended to support postgraduate students.

Please consult the further particulars closely for further information, including the eligibility criteria.

Closing date: Friday 15 December 2023. 

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Gillian Whitworth


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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