Early Career Academic Fellow - Urban Living 

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Early Career Academic Fellow - Urban Living 
Reference: B-60462886-02
Salary Info: Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
Contract Type: Fixed Term , Full-time
Faculty/Directorate: Faculty of Business & Law

De Montfort University (DMU) is a true community - diverse and inclusive, globally focused and committed to delivering quality in everything we do. 

Our university was recently placed 3rd in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework in the Times Higher, is the UK's sixth fastest-growing university for home and EU students, and in the top 1.4% of 18,000 global universities for international impact. Most of DMU's research activity is world-leading or internationally excellent. 

A newly transformed campus helps define us as a 21st-century world university, one based in the heart of Leicester, a city recognised as one of the UK's most high-profile, forward-looking and multicultural places in which to live and work. 

Faculty / Directorate 
The Faculty of Business and Law is a large vibrant, multicultural hub of learning. With over 7,000 students from over 100 nationalities studying with us, we are proud to be a truly global Faculty. 

Divided into two schools; Leicester Castle Business School and Leicester De Montfort Law School, we offer teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as providing professional and executive education. 

The main faculty is based in the modern Hugh Aston building but also benefits from facilities provided in the historic Great Hall of Leicester. 

We are looking to attract an outstanding individual who would like to develop a career in academia for an Early Career Academic Fellow (ECAF). This is 'tenure track' positions and, subject to sufficient progress being made during the first year, the ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 post. 

The ECAF will contribute to teaching and research within the relevant department/ research centre in the Faculty of Business and Law while developing interdisciplinary networks within the faculty and the university to promote work aligned with the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals related to Urban Living. All areas of research relevant to the faculty will be considered, such as politics, public policy, local governance, social housing, international relations, austerity, strategic management, entrepreneurship, marketing, law, accounting and finance. 

We particularly welcome applications from those who may be interested to research in areas related to the work of our Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, or the Local Governance Research Unit, or the People Organisations and Work Institute. It should be noted though that BAL has a diverse range of research underway across the Leicester Castle Business School and the Leciester De Montfort Law School and we are interested to read applications from those with ideas and experience in the wide area of 'Urban Living'. 

Ideal Candidate 
Candidates should be at the beginning of their careers and outstanding in their chosen field. They must hold, or have submitted for, a doctoral degree or exhibit exceptional practice-based experience, with the potential to become a future research 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. 

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 Urban Living with the Faculty of Business and Law. 

If you require further information, please contact Jo Richardson, Associate Dean (Research), 

Closing Date: 3 December 2018