The University of Birmingham is committed to attracting the brightest and the best from around the world to develop their academic careers at Birmingham as Birmingham Fellows.
Professor Malcolm Press, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer "This is an outstanding opportunity for early career researchers to join a vibrant intellectual environment where they will be able to fulfil their potential to become research leaders of the future"
In 2011 we ran the first round of Birmingham Fellowships recruitment, we appointed over 30 Birmingham Fellows. We ran the second round in 2012 and have recruited an additional 30 Birmingham Fellows of the same world-leading calibre. Applications have recently closed for our third round of recruitment.
Birmingham Fellows have been appointed to a permanent academic posts, and have five years with protected time for high-quality research. This will allow these outstanding, high potential, early career researchers to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to make a full and excellent contribution to research, teaching and academic citizenship. Our goal with the Birmingham Fellowships is to cultivate the next generation of Birmingham academics, rather than to work with outstanding post-docs for a few years and then lose them from our community.
Although research-focused, Fellows have been appointed to research and teaching contracts, reflecting our commitment to teaching as an integral part of an academic career. At the start of the Fellowship period, the emphasis is on consolidating an already-outstanding research trajectory. However, Birmingham Fellows will also develop their teaching experience, including PhD supervision, increasing up to a normal load in their discipline by the fifth year of their Fellowship. Fellows will not be expected to contribute substantively to academic administration during the term of their Fellowship.
Fellows have received a start-up package to support the development of their research, an academic mentor, and development support in both research and teaching. Fellows will be part of the Birmingham Fellows cohort, which will provide them a University-wide network and an additional source of support and mentoring.
It is intended that Birmingham Fellows will enhance the University's existing academic strengths and contribute to the growing culture of collaboration and interdisciplinarity that exists at the University.
We continue to welcome applications from candidates who have fully funded RCUK or equivalent fellowships. Candidates who have such fellowships and are interested in applying for a Birmingham Fellowship should contact us directly on email@example.com.
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