10 de junio de 2016

Vacancy: Edinburgh Napier Principal’s Research Fellowships – apply by July 1st 2016

Edinburgh Napier University is currently advertising a great opportunity for anyone keen to focus on their research over the next five years with the ambition of promotion to Associate Professor. The University’s Principal’s Research Fellowships offer a five-year contract with a salary in the range of £37,768 to £46,414, and include an attractive support package.
The posts correspond with the three broad areas that comprise the University’s Academic Themes:
  1. Information Society
  2. Sustainable communities
  3. Wellbeing
Those of us in the Centre for Social Informatics are keen to see applications that fit to the Information Society theme, and especially those that align with, or extend, our current research interests and expertise in:
  • Democratic digital engagement
  • Digital culture
  • Digital economy
  • e-Government
  • Information policy
  • Information seeking behaviour and use
  • The Information Society
  • Information systems for organisational effectiveness
  • Knowledge management
  • Online communities
  • Open data and open government
The focus of the work of successful applicants to the Principal’s Research Fellowship posts will be research, and will include developing grant proposals, undertaking projects to develop new knowledge in the domain, disseminating research results, and contributing to the University’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF)*.
There will also be opportunities to mentor and coach others (e.g. line management of research assistants, research student supervision), and provide supervisory support to research teams. In carrying out this work, the Principal’s Research Fellows will actively work towards meeting the criteria for promotion to Associate Professor. (These criteria can be found in the University’s Academic appointment and promotion framework).
The University is interested in hearing from candidates who offer the following interests, expertise, and qualifications:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Knowledge and expertise to underpin the further development of research in the domain
  • A research profile that already demonstrates national recognition
  • Experience of successfully leading and developing research projects, including the writing of research proposals and disseminating research findings in high quality journals and at international conferences
  • Ability to work independently, combined with prior experience of collaborating on research projects
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage others in research
  • Willingness to play an active part in the life of the research group in which they are based, and in the wider community (e.g. through broadening their external research networks, and through public engagement activities)
  • A commitment to continuous professional development

The closing date for applications is 1st July 2016. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 15 August 2016. For further information about this opportunity, please see the advertisement and the the role description on the University’s vacancies web site.