The University’s prestigious Impact Fellowship Programme is currently accepting applications for 2015. Through this programme we continue to invest in enabling the next generation of researchers to realise their potential, fulfil their ambition and to deliver world-class research that directly addresses the needs of society.
Impact Fellowships are available across our five areas of research excellence: health and wellbeing, culture and society, environment and communities, enterprise and economy, and sport.
The University of Stirling is offering a number of Impact Fellowships across its Academic Schools. Fellows will be assigned a senior mentor from their host Academic School who has an excellent personal record on research publication and external funding.
These 2-year research positions offer the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers embarking upon an independent research career.
The Fellowships will provide a fixed-term, research only contract on a salary on the Grade 7 scale (£31,342 - £37,394) and a grant for research expenses of £5,000 per annum.
Candidates will normally hold a doctorate (in exceptional cases, candidates may have submitted their PhD thesis but not yet have undertaken their viva) and will normally have a maximum of six years postdoctoral research experience, whether in a University or industrial setting. The Fellowships are designed to assist Fellows embarking upon an independent research career, with the prospect of transitioning to a lecturing position at the end of the Fellowship (subject to availability of suitable positions and relevant HR processes). During their appointment, Fellows will be expected and supported to secure significant external research funding with which to continue their research programme after the end of their Fellowship. Fellows are expected to:
Each fellow will be required to plan their research project and execute it, applying for and winning research funding appropriate to the discipline. S/he will train in the skills required to lead research, and to supervise research students, as required by the Head of School. Essential applicant criteria:
Desirable applicant criteria:
Proposals are invited from high calibre early career researchers. Prior to submitting an application and proposal you should identify and approach a potential mentor within a School to discuss your research proposal and application. You MUST state your proposed mentor and host School within the cover letter of your application.
Initial contact points for each of the Schools are provided below and details of the research areas of each of the Schools are available via www.stir.ac.uk/schools.
|Applied Social Science||Professor Isobel Anderson||Isobel.firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)1786 467718|
|Professor Karen Boyle (Communications, Media & Culture)||email@example.com||+44 (0) 1786 46 6221|
|Professor Peter Sullivan (Philosophy)||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0) 1786 46 7558|
|Dr Kay Goodall (Law)||email@example.com||+44 (0) 1786 46 7293|
|Dr Alasdair Ross (History & Politics)
||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0) 1786 46 6254|
|Dr Andrew Hass (Literature & Language)||email@example.com||+44 (0) 1786 46 6240|
|Education||Professor Richard Edwardsfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)1786 466264|
|Health Sciences||Professor Sally Hawemail@example.com||+44 (0) 1786 466381|
|Natural Sciences||Professor Herve Migaud (Aquaculture)||+44(0)1786 467886|
|Dr Kirsty Park (Biological & Environmental Sciences)||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)1786 467799|
|Professor Leslie Smith (Computing Science & Maths)||email@example.com||+44(0)1786 467435|
|Professor Ronan O’Carroll (Psychology)||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44(0)1786 467683|
|Sport||Dr. Angus Hunteremail@example.com||+44(0)1786 466497|
|Stirling Management School||Professor Liam Delaneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)1786 467473|
Applications should be made online (www.stir.ac.uk/about/jobs/list/) and must contain the following:
Closing date for applications: May 1st 2015
Expected interview dates: June 26th 2015
Applicants must take up post by October 2015
We welcome applications from ambitious researchers who want to excel in their chosen field and make a positive impact on society. If you require any further information please complete the contact form and we will get back to you shortly.