Early Career Academic Fellow - Social Value 

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Early Career Academic Fellow - Social Value 
Reference: A-60468511-02 
Faculty of Art, Design & Humanities
Salary Info: Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
Contract Type: Fixed Term , Full-time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have just been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019. 

DMU has also been designated as a Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 - the first university to be chosen as such. Our new Strategic Plan, which sets out our mission, values and strategic aims over the next five years, has been crafted in line with the United Nations' 17 SDGs, or Global Goals. 

Faculty / Directorate 
The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities is situated across two buildings, the newly refurbished Vijay Patel Building and the historic Clephan Building and consists of four schools: the Leicester School of Architecture, the School of Humanities, the School of Design and the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Leading research in the faculty includes areas such as fashion, textiles, literary adaptations, textual studies, product design, sports history, migration histories, photographic history, dance and drama. 

Ambitious to build on this position of strength, we are looking for talented new Early Career Academic Fellows (ECAF). The scheme is for outstanding individuals who would like to develop an academic career. These are ‘tenure track’ positions and, subject to sufficient progress being made during the first year, each ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 lectureship. 

The ECAF will contribute to teaching and research and will align with one of the following research institutes: the Institute of English, the Institute of History, the Institute of Art and Design and the Institute of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies, while developing interdisciplinary networks within the faculty and the university to promote work aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals that fosters social value. All areas of research relevant to the above institutes will be considered, such as visual or performing arts as social value, the social value of history or literature or design for social value. 

Ideal Candidate 
Candidates should be at the beginning of their careers and outstanding in their chosen field. They must hold a doctoral degree or exhibit exceptional practice-based experience, with the potential to become a future academic leader. Appointees will focus on establishing an academic profile through participation in appropriate teaching and learning activities, as well as further developing their research profile or practice. They will participate in a mentoring scheme and have access to professional development opportunities. 

The closing date is 3 December 2018 and applications will be reviewed regularly to give every opportunity for all applications to be thoroughly considered. 

Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application, which includes their research publications. Please use the Personal Statement section of the application to outline how your area of research aligns with the role of ECAF in Cultural Value with the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities. 

If you require further information, please contact Professor Deborah Cartmell, 

Closing Date: 3 December 2018