The University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: Sociology – Inequalities/Ethnicity

Job Reference : HUM-011369
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 03/04/2018
Salary : £39,992–£49,149
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division :
Hours Per week : Full-time and part-time applications considered
Contract Duration : Subject to 4 years' probation, commencing September 2018

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year.  Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship.  You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will join us at the forefront of studying ethnic inequalities and shaping this important research field. You’ll further the vital work being done by our Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE). CoDE adopts a uniquely multi-dimensional approach to understanding the patterning of ethnic inequalities and how these are produced, reproduced and contested. In doing this CoDE has been central to a rapidly evolving scientific, political and policy context, most recently playing a central role in the Cabinet Office-led Race Disparity Audit. You’ll join CoDE at an exciting time, helping its future programme of work to build on its existing profile and partnerships. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have an interest in understanding the role played by institutions in responding to and shaping ethnic identities, and in producing, responding to, and combating ethnic inequalities.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a sustained record of publication output. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own funding will be key to your success. 

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The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality.  Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here.  All appointments are made on merit.

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Graeme Kirkpatrick    

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.  We currently anticipate that interviews will be held in May.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria, and the guidance notes on submitting your application.  Note that you will need to upload a CV (including a bibliography), a Research Proposal and provide names of 3 referees, so please have these to hand.


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