UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Helena Normanton Research Fellow (International Development)

Location
East Sussex (GB)
Posted
13 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX                     

The Helena Normanton International Postdoctoral Fellowships       
Ref: 1742

Helena Normanton Research Fellow (International Development)
Full time, Fixed term for 2 years 
Salary range: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum       
Expected start date: September 2017 

Applications are invited from postdoctoral researchers for two Helena Normanton Research Fellowships that will be hosted and sponsored by the University of Sussex. The fellowships are intended for emerging, world leading, independent researchers specialising in strategic priority research areas for Sussex. Priority research areas for the 2017 competition are Quantum Technology and International Development.

Named after the first woman to practise as a barrister in England and a founding donor to the University, these new fellowships aim to bring to Sussex the most promising independent researchers globally to work with our researchers in areas of particular strength for two years. 

International Development at Sussex was ranked no.1 in Europe in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, second only to Harvard globally. Research and teaching in international development draws on interdisciplinary expertise from across the campus, foremost in the School of Global Studies and the Schools of  Education and Social Work (ESW),  Business, Management and Economics (BMEC), History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP), Media, Film and Music (MFM) and in Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). Sussex is home to the internationally renowned Institute of Development Studies (IDS), which makes an important contribution to the vibrant campus community engaged in research and teaching on International Development. 

The appointed fellow will be allocated a personal research allowance, normally up to £10,000 for laboratory-based appointments, and £5,000 for non-laboratory based appointments. 

Normanton Fellows will generally have been awarded their PhD within five years of the application deadline. This post is not automatically based in any one School or Department. The most appropriate base will be discussed at the interview stage. Outlines are provided below of International Development research in the Schools of Global Studies, Education and Social Work and Business, Management and Economics, although applicants could potentially be appointed to any School of the University (except the Institute of Development Studies, which is an autonomous institution). If applicants have a preference they can indicate this in their application form. A full list of Schools and Departments can be found here: www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/schoolsdepartments 

For further enquiries please contact Anke Schwittay A.Schwittay@sussex.ac.uk.

Applicants are asked to attach an outline research proposal of no more than 3 pages to their application. This should specify how the research they intend to conduct at Sussex relates to their previous research and fits in with the Sussex Research environment. 

We will particularly welcome applications from promising researchers from outside of the UK including the global south and/or those with strong links with non-UK Higher Education Institutions. 

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are especially welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts at Sussex. 

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2017

For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs/