Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £31,406.00 - £36,382.00 per annum
  • REF: 13909
  • Closes: 05th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Salary: £31,406.00 – £36,382.00 per annum

Closing date: 5 December 2021

The Role

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) at Newcastle University welcomes expressions of interest from exceptional applicants who wish to apply for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship with Newcastle University as their host institution.

Please contact the relevant School which would be most suitable to your research to discuss their internal selection process. If you have any queries about the process, please email lorraine.smith@ncl.ac.uk. Please do not submit an application via the recruitment portal.

Significant support of the host institution is a critical component of these fellowships. As such, schools within the Faculty of HaSS have an internal process for identifying potential applicants to this scheme. We welcome expressions of interest to the following schools and you should liaise with the relevant school contact to discuss an application:

Newcastle Law School. Queries should be directed to Helen Hampson, Research Impact & Engagement Coordinator at helen.hampson@ncl.ac.uk

Newcastle University Business School.Queries should be directed to nubsdirectorofresearch@ncl.ac.uk.Deadline for School internal selection is 29th November 2021

Philosophy.Queries can be directed to Dr Michael Lewis, Head of Philosophy at michael.lewis@ncl.ac.uk

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.Queries should be directed to Kim McCartney, School Research Manager at Kim.McCartney@ncl.ac.uk

School of Arts and Cultures. Queries should be directed to the relevant subject heads of research:Fine Art, Fiona Anderson at Fiona.anderson@ncl.ac.uk; Media, Culture, Heritage, Deborah Chambers on Deborah.chambers@ncl.ac.uk or Music, Will Edmondes Will.edmondes@ncl.ac.uk.Deadline for Schools internal selection is 1st December 2021

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences.Queries should be directed to Lisa Gilder at Lisa.gilder@ncl.ac.uk

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.Queries should be directed to Laura Elliott, School Research Manager at Laura.Elliott@ncl.ac.ukDeadline for School internal selection is 22nd November 2021

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology.Please contact the member of staff you would like to be mentored by within the School. Alternatively queries should be directed to Heather McGrath at h.r.mcgrath@newcastle.ac.uk.Deadline for the Schools internal selection is 26th November 2021

School of History, Classics and Archaeology. Queries can be directed to Professor Rachel Hammersley, Director of Research at Rachel.Hammersley@ncl.ac.uk.Deadline for School internal selection is 22nd November 2021.

School of Modern Languages.Queries can be directed to Professor Bernhard Malkmus, Director of Research atBernhard.malkmus@ncl.ac.uk.Deadline for Schools internal selection is 3rd December 2021.

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme is open to candidates who hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the Fellowship. These fellowships are for early career researchers who have not yet held a permanent position in a UK HEI or comparable UK institution. Those who hold a doctorate are eligible to apply should their viva voce examination be no more than four years prior to the Leverhulme Trust closing date, therefore submitted on or after 24 February 2018. Individuals should use the eligibility and person specification guidance in the Leverhulme scheme notes to establish their suitability for the scheme.

This provides a three-year fellowship in any area supported by the Trust, including the Fellow’s salary and up to £6k per annum in research costs.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) is an exciting, multi-disciplinary faculty and is structured around ten academic schools covering subjects ranging from the arts (eg fine art and music) across the humanities (eg history and english) to the social sciences (eg law and economics). The Faculty has a total of 700 academic and research staff and 230 support staff across its range of disciplinary areas. It has a significant and diverse student population.

HaSS is open to the world and seeks to address social and global challenges through its thinking, making, and practice. Building on the strong cultural heritage of our disciplines, we value enquiry, exploration, and creativity. We are committed to enabling a supportive culture for our staff and students, which prizes trust and integrity, values diversity, and inclusiveness, and promotes wellbeing in collaborative and inspiring environments.

Our aim is to be renowned nationally and internationally for the excellence of our research, teaching and engagement activities across the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Further information on the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships can be found at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships

Fellowships are fixed term for 3 years on a full-time basis. The Trust will support requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for health related research, disability or childcare commitments.

The Person

  • Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent experience by the time they take up the fellowship
  • Applicants who hold a doctorate are eligible should their viva voce examinations be no more than four years prior to the Leverhulme closing date, therefore submitted on or after 24 February 2018
  • Applicants must not have yet held a permanent position in a UK HEI or comparable UK institution

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all. You can learn more about what is available here on ourBenefitsWebsite page.

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