01 October 2014
Leeds embarks on biggest ever academic recruitment drive
The University of Leeds is offering 250 new opportunities for academic researchers in its biggest ever recruitment drive.
A £100m investment, 250 great minds (250greatminds.leeds.ac.uk
), launched on Wednesday 1 October and will recruit 250 early career academic fellows over the next three years.
With a unique fellowship scheme, successful applicants will
embark on a five year structured development programme, leading to an
established position as an associate professor.
Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands said:
Leeds is making an unparalleled investment in new academic staff who
will be given the opportunity to build strong, independent research
portfolios and deliver innovative research-led teaching.
This will have a positive impact on the profile of research and student education at Leeds.
The recruitment campaign has been driven by the Universitys
ambition to develop and explore new research and educational
opportunities on an interdisciplinary basis.
Specifically, the campaign aims to bring together talented
academics from across core disciplines to tackle major global
challenges, including high impact research in health, energy, food,
water, culture, high value engineering, and cities and sustainable
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor John Fisher, said: We are
looking for great minds to join us in tackling some of societys biggest
challenges, to help us create a new generation of postgraduate
researchers in major areas of interdisciplinary research.
We are investing in people who have a strong research vision and
a commitment to high-quality student education, and we will support
them to build a clear, compelling plan for their academic development.
This is an excellent opportunity to establish an academic career
at a leading Russell Group university, and play a key role in our
ambitious plans for the future.
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