Information for Applicants interested in Academic Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in the University of Birmingham as an employer. We are proud to have been the first – and now one of the largest - civic universities in the UK. We want to welcome colleagues to the University and help them flourish in their academic career. More information on the University and its local, regional and global ambitions can be found in the links below.

  • Birmingham Academic Career Framework – to help you develop your career at pace we have completely revised our academic career framework; changing our titles, our promotions criteria and our career pathways.

  • Academic Development Programme for new Assistant Professors – if you join us as an Assistant Professor you will have the opportunity to undertake a 5-year development programme, at the end of which you are expected to be promoted to Associate Professor.  The programme consists of a variety of development opportunities and the time to reflect and develop.  The time on the programme can be varied as needed - promotion can be accelerated for instance if you meet the promotion criteria, or extended if more time is needed.

  • Support for development – we will provide you with excellent support for teaching and research development, and with management and leadership development throughout your career at Birmingham.

  • Networking – we offer excellent support to early career staff through two network groups and a newly established Early Career Academy.  We also have staff-led networks; an enabling staff network, a parent and carers network, a race equality network, and a rainbow network.

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion – there is strong support for EDI; we hold institutional bronze awards for Athena SWAN and the Race Equality Charter and we have a comprehensive Equality Change Programme.  We support flexible and hybrid working, and offer enhanced maternity, parental and adoption leave and have workplace nurseries on site. On return from maternity leave we support female academic staff who can drop either teaching or research for a term in order to re-establish themselves in the workplace.
  • Responsible use of metrics -The University is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which captures the principles we follow on the responsible use of research metrics.   Applicants for academic roles should read the guidance on the University’s position on the use of research metrics before they apply. 



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