Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme in UK, 2013/14

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The University of Strathclyde is offering Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme for a period of 5 years. This fellowship is offered normally at Lecturer level with an expectation that the criteria for promotion to Senior Lecturer or above will be attained during this 5 year period. To be eligible for this fellowship, an applicant must hold a PhD, have significant postdoctoral research experience and have research interest aligned to one of the identified strategic areas. Appointments will ordinarily be made on the Lecturer salary scale (£33,230 to £45,941). In exceptional cases, appointments may be made to the Senior Lecturer salary scale (£47,314 to £53,233).. The Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme will accelerate the further realization of our vision through the appointment up to 50 new early career academic staff members in areas of strategic priority. Fellowships will be for a period of 5 years, normally at Lecturer level, with an expectation that the criteria for promotion to Senior Lecturer or above will be attained during this 5 year period. Fellows who meet the criteria for promotion by the end of the 5 year period and continue to demonstrate a strategic fit in terms of research interests, will be transferred to an open-ended (“tenured” equivalent) academic appointment at the appropriate level. Exceptionally, where a candidate has an established track record in research leadership, appointments may be made at Senior Lecturer level with the expectation that the criteria for promotion to Reader level will be attained during the 5 year Fellowship. The Fellowship will offer the opportunity to grow the research portfolio through a reduced teaching load and limited administrative duties over the initial years, supported by the University’s academic probationary arrangements. As the Fellowship progresses an appropriate range of duties will be allocated, with mentoring support, to enable the Fellow to establish a balance of research, teaching, knowledge exchange and citizenship responsibilities where they will demonstrate the leadership and independence as appropriate to support their long term academic career.. The Fellowship will offer the opportunity to grow the research portfolio through a reduced teaching load and limited administrative duties.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? To apply for the Strathclyde Fellowship Scheme you must hold a PhD, have significant postdoctoral research experience and have research interests aligned to one of the identified strategic areas. Exceptionally, an application out with one of these areas will be accepted if you can clearly express how your research expertise aligns with the University’s strategic interests. You should have a body of high quality research publications and experience of attracting research funding.  Experience of multi
· disciplinary research projects, knowledge exchange activities and/or academic teaching would be advantageous. To be considered for appointment at Senior Lecturer level you must have experience of research leadership, with an established track record of high quality research publications and leading successful funding applications.
Benefits of the scholarship: Appointments will ordinarily be made on the Lecturer salary scale (£33,230 to £45,941) for an initial period of 5 years. In exceptional cases, appointments may be made to the Senior Lecturer salary scale (£47,314 to £53,233). Additional rewards and benefits offered include a generous holiday entitlement (31 days annual leave plus 11 public holidays), membership of the USS pension scheme including payment of 16% employers’ contribution and enhanced sick pay and family friendly benefits.  The University also operates a number of salary sacrifice schemes including a Cycle to Work Scheme and Childcare Vouchers Scheme.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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