Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellows

The University of Birmingham has created a research environment where academic rigour, innovation and delivery of research that matters are made possible by brilliant people, outstanding facilities and strong collaborative networks.

To further enhance the quality and impact of our research we are seeking to appoint a number of highly qualified and experienced Interdisciplinary Chairs.

Uniquely, as an integral aspect of the appointment process, aspiring Interdisciplinary Chairs are invited to specify the fields and intellectual focus of their Chair.

The research and research programme that is proposed must be interdisciplinary, and the Chair would be held in two (or more) schools. 

Successful appointees will be able to demonstrate why Birmingham is an appropriate environment to undertake this research, and appointees will already be well established Professors able to demonstrate and evidence an already excellent international portfolio of sector leading research with a high quality focus.

A video from The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) that aims to promote interdisciplinary research by combining expertise from across the breadth of the University to address major cross-cutting themes that are important, relevant and timely.


Through these high profile appointments we seek to enhance our University’s existing academic strengths and contribute to the growing culture of collaboration and interdisciplinary research that currently exists.

In return you will have access to world class research facilities, the opportunity to be part of a vibrant, creative and intellectual atmosphere where you are encouraged to accelerate your academic career.

These are strategically important posts for the University for which a competitive salary and package will be offered.

Job Outline

  • Full-time
  • Duration of post – Open
  • Post is open to Internal and External candidates
  • Grade –Professorial
  • Salary – Competitive
  • Informal enquiries: please contact workhere@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Role profile

As an Interdisciplinary chair you will be expected to lead, develop and propose significantly strategic research across two or more Schools, whilst maintaining generic Chair responsibilities.

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How to apply 

Candidates are required to submit the following as part of their full application: 

  • Application Form 
  • Full CV 
  • Covering statement and a 500 word research proposal detailing the interdisciplinary areas you wish to explore.

Apply now
(post number: 57493)

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