UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Presidential Academic Fellowship: Interdisciplinary Arts 

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Posted
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Presidential Academic Fellowship: Interdisciplinary arts 
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities
The University of Manchester

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year.  Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship.  You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will bring interdisciplinary expertise in the arts, with research interests focusing on one or more of art history/visual studies, music, live arts and performance. Carrying out research that seeks actively to engage with the University’s cultural partners in the city and beyond, your specialisms may include the creative and/or cultural industries; cultural policy studies; professional practice; community arts, education and development; digital technologies; global cultures; and/or performance studies. You’ll contribute to an ambitious and timely expansion of scholarship at Manchester relating to the creative economy. In particular, you will be part of an exciting and growing programme of knowledge exchange, public engagement and professional development opportunities. 
To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a sustained record of publication output. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own funding will be key to your success. 

To discover more and apply please visit www.brightest-minds.manchester.ac.uk

The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality.  Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here.  All appointments are made on merit.