Presidential Academic Fellowship: Devolved Health and Social Care

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
08 Feb 2018
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03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Presidential Academic Fellowship: Devolved health and social care
School of Social Sciences  
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 explore one of the most pressing questions of our time: How families, societies and governments respond to ageing populations in the context of great social inequality - and the economic, social and health-care challenges that arise when health, care and social security systems are inadequate. You’ll be part of an impressive community of over 200 researchers across the biological, medical, physical and social sciences, the arts and humanities who are engaged in research into ageing. Like many of them, you’ll benefit from the support which the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing offers for interdisciplinary and collaborative working, as well as access to our ‘Devo-hub’ which brings together researchers working on devolution agendas. You may add to or build on our key strengths in life-course (longitudinal) perspectives; ageing and inequalities; global ageing; environments of ageing, including urban infrastructures; work, pensions and retirement; and ageing and everyday life.

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. 

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