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University Academic Fellow in Print Culture, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

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September 30, 2015

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University Academic Fellow in Print Culture

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts
School/Institute:  School of English
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £38,511 to £45,954
Closing Date:  Wednesday 30 September 2015
Reference:  ARTEN1013
The study of print culture has changed with the production of digital resources and new datasets; equally, digital modes of reading and writing have recast the material practices of print, allowing them to be understood anew.  The School of English wishes to appoint a University Fellow in this exciting new area of research, one which recognizes the way that the humanities themselves are being reconfigured in the digital age.
You will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent, and some world-leading, publications.  Acting as catalyst for collaboration across the School and also potentially across the Faculty, the Fellow will organise seminars with international speakers, network internationally, and build local collaborations.  You will co-supervise PhDs and work on and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of English.  You will also be expected to submit grant applications for personal fellowships, for example, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) early-career Fellowship; Leverhulme Fellowship; Horizon 2020, and, more particularly to the AHRC’s themes of Digital Transformations, Science in Culture, or Translating Cultures and the ESRC’s themes of Global Economy and Technology and Innovation.
 
The School of English provides a stimulating environment for work in this field.  It has considerable expertise in this area across historical periods with international scholars working on the production of literary texts and on the material basis and practices that structure them.  You will also have the opportunity to work with the Victorian printing presses located in the School’s basement and engage in collaboration across the Faculty with the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP).
 
You will have demonstrated research excellence in the broadly-defined field of print culture and in addition will have begun to develop a strong teaching profile derived in part from this expertise.  You will also have a developed awareness of, and aptitude for, maximising the advantages offered by the funding landscape, including the impact agenda.
You will be exceptionally well placed to make a significant contribution to the School’s research and grant capture, as well as its excellence in research-based teaching, and will be able to enjoy a thriving research community extending beyond the School of English into the wider Faculty of Arts.  Outstanding collections and archives are available in the Brotherton Library, one of the leading research libraries in the UK.

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:

1.    A CV;
2.    A list of publications;
3.    A supporting statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4, minimum font size 11).  As part of the selection process, account will be taken in relation to your research and academic plan, in particular the impact of this and the strategic fit to the University. 
 
For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor John Whale, tel: +44 (0)113 343 4763, email: J.C.Whale@leeds.ac.uk,or Dr James Mussell, tel: +44 (0)113 343 8079, email: J.E.P.Mussell@leeds.ac.uk.
 
For enquiries about the application process please contact the recruitment team, tel: +44 (0)113 343 0518, email: 250GreatMinds@leeds.ac.uk.
 
To find out more about Academic Fellowships and our 250 Great Minds recruitment campaign please visit: 250GreatMinds.leeds.ac.uk.
 
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