History of Science, Technology & Innovation Fellowship

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: November 13, 2016


The University of Strathclyde and its Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare (CSHHH) has established itself as a leading centre for the history of health and medicine. We would like to build on this success by appointing a historian of science, technology and innovation. Although we’re happy to consider historians working on various periods and geographical areas, we’re keen to appoint an individual whose expertise maps onto Strathclyde’s strengths in Engineering.

In addition to having experience producing high calibre publications, engaging with the public and accessing grant funding, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in teaching history to engineering students.

If your research interests are aligned in this key area, apply now for a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship in History of Science, Technology & Innovation.

Fellowship Job Advert:

Strathclyde is a leading international technological university focused on delivering excellent teaching and world-class research and known for forging strong collaborative links with industry, government, business and the third sector. Challenging conventional wisdom has been fundamental to the University’s ethos for over 200 years. Today our research activity continues to be of central importance in everything we do – informing our teaching and enabling us to translate outcomes for the benefit of business, industry and society as a whole. We are continually advancing the intensity, quality and international competitiveness of our research.

Through the Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme we are seeking to appoint up to 20 exceptional early career academics in strategically important research areas. The Fellowships will normally be appointed at Lecturer level and will offer an accelerated academic career, with the expectation that candidates will achieve promotion within the 5 year Fellowship period. Fellows who meet the criteria for promotion by the end of the 5 year period and continue to demonstrate a strategic fit in terms of research interests, will continue in an open-ended (“tenured” equivalent) academic appointment at the appropriate level. Exceptionally, where a candidate has an established track record in research leadership, appointments may initially be made at Senior Lecturer level with an expectation that promotion to Reader level will be attained within 5 years.

The Fellowship will offer the opportunity to grow the research portfolio through a reduced teaching load and limited administrative duties over the initial years, supported by the University’s academic probationary arrangements. As the Fellowship progresses an appropriate range of duties will be allocated, with mentoring support, to enable the Fellow to establish a balance of research, teaching, knowledge exchange and citizenship responsibilities where they will demonstrate the leadership and independence as appropriate to support their long term academic career.

To apply you must hold a PhD and have postdoctoral research experience, with an emerging publication track record in high quality academic journals or equivalent. Your research interests should align with the identified strategic priority areas of the University.

Applications are strongly encouraged from those who already hold external fellowships, who have strong alignment to our focus and who are able to transfer their existing fellowship to Strathclyde and/or where there are strong existing or potential collaborations with one of our international partners.

Applications are also encouraged from suitably qualified men and women who will actively engage with and support the University’s ambition to implement best practice on equality and diversity and in particular Athena SWAN. The Athena SWAN Charter encourages the advancement and representation of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine departments in higher education.

* Appointments may be made on an exceptional basis to Senior Lecturer level (Grade 9) (£49,772 – £55,998) where a candidate has a strong track record in research leadership.

For more information about the fellowships, please visit http://www.strath.ac.uk/media/1newwebsite/documents/fellowshipsite/Fellowship_JD.pdf

Posted: October 24, 2016