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The Hallsworth Research Fellowship
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-07278

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/01/2016

Salary: £30,434 - £47,328 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: -

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Contract Duration: from 01/09/2016 until 31/08/2019

School / Directorate: -

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

You will be a Hallsworth Research Fellow in Political Economy, including Commerce and Public Administration, for up to three years from 1 September 2016. You will be an excellent early career scholar who has completed a doctoral degree and has already demonstrated a potential for research in relevant subject areas. You will receive research expenses of up to £3,000 per annum.

For the purposes of this Fellowship, the term “Political Economy” will be deemed to have a wider significance than Economics proper and to include inter alia Public Administration and be concerned with the study of how economies work, have worked, and may be made to work better, of the social consequences of economic activity, of how government action influences the working of economies, and of the institutional structures of governance.

Please note that there are very specific criteria for these positions which require that you have to have been awarded a doctorate by, and not more than five years prior to, the closing date for applications. The Fellowship Committee will take into account special circumstances (i.e. career breaks). You should not already hold, nor have held, a permanent university academic post. A record of research and publications or demonstrated potential for research in relevant subject areas is essential.

For further information on the University of Manchester’s policy on career breaks please go to break/.

The Fellowships are normally awarded to graduates of any University in the British Commonwealth. They may be awarded, in very exceptional circumstances, to persons who are not graduates of any such University as aforesaid or of any University and wheresoever resident.

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.

HOW TO APPLY [important information - please read carefully]

Please complete the electronic application form by clicking the “Apply for job” button at the bottom of this advert. You will be asked to provide a list of publications, and to indicate the Discipline (subject) Area or Research Centre and School most appropriate to host your area of research.

You must also attach a clear and detailed research proposal as a separate Word document within the "CV" section of the application.

The research proposal should be uploaded in place of the CV - you do not need to upload a curriculum vitae as part of your application.

Your proposal should be no more than 2,000 words and relevant to your nominated academic centre’s (i.e. School) overall research plans. Your proposal must clearly identify your nominated host school (you may wish to do this at the top of your proposal) from those listed in ANNEX A. Failure to do this will result in immediate elimination from the competition.

The proposal should also provide a short statement outlining what steps you will take to engage with areas outside of the academic community. Further advice and guidance on the emerging impact agenda and ‘pathways to impact’ can be found here:

You must ensure that you provide your three nominated referees (at least one should outside of your current institution) with a copy of your research proposal to enable them to offer comment, should they be asked by the University to provide a reference.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Jared Ruff, Humanities Head of Research Support, Business Engagement and Planning


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting:     Thursday 29 October 2015

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

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 14 March 2016.

Further particulars


The closing date for this job has now passed.