Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

November 8, 2021


Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship

Interdisciplinary Research Fellowships

School of Law, Adam Smith Business School, School of Law, School of Social and Political Sciences

To support the growth of its global reputation for world-changing research, the University of Glasgow's College of Social Sciences is investing in the recruitment of outstanding early career researchers to five Research Fellowships to support the work of our Interdisciplinary Research Themes.

You will develop your research career, work with leading scholars and extend your networks while supporting grant application development and preparing an application for external funding for a Research Fellowship.

Five Fellowships are available in:

Addressing Inequalities

Challenges in Changing Cities

Digital Society and Economy

Justice, Insecurity and Fair Decision Making


For further information on each theme please click on the attachments at the bottom of this page and state clearly on your cover letter which theme you would like to apply for.

Job Purpose

To support the growth of its global reputation for world-changing research, the University of Glasgow's College of Social Sciences is investing in the recruitment of outstanding early career researchers to five Research Fellowships to support the work of our Interdisciplinary Research Themes.

You will make a leading contribution to the development of research proposals within one of the Interdisciplinary Research Themes. The successful candidate will also lead and contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and knowledge exchange and impact activities as opportunities allow. You will also have the opportunity to be offered support for an external Fellowship application to be held within the Interdisciplinary Research Theme to be taken up when this post is complete.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with the name of PI (plus a small group of staff) who will lead the grant development as appropriate:

  • Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and assist in the development of proposals (as Co-I and named researcher) to secure funding from external bodies, planning and developing a line of research activities. This may include a Fellowship application for the postholder.
  • Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area, and develop a suitable research strategy.
  • Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory. This may include a Research Fellowship application to be held at the University.
  • Write up research findings/outcomes of existing research for publication in leading journals for disseminations as appropriate. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting progress reports and papers as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain a personal research profile and reputation and that of the School/College/University. Establish and sustain a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, gathering indicators of esteem and identifying opportunities for knowledge exchange.
  • Present work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance the research profile of the School/College/University.
  • Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the project and in the broader School/College/University and wider community (e.g. Academic and other collaborators/partners).
  • Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College/University.
  • Take a leading role in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the project and School, including budgets/expenditure.
  • Contribute to elements of teaching within a clear and established programme and carry out associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with PI.
  • Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or Interdisciplinary Research Theme leadership team.
  • To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World. https:// www.
  • Qualifications

    A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s).

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience


    C1 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism

    C2 Knowledge of project-specific techniques or research methods and models

    C3 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher

    C4 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner

    C5 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences

    C6 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities

    C7 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design & analysis of experiments & drafting of papers

    C8 Experience in undertaking independent research

    C9 Commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication

    C10 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

    Terms and Conditions

    Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £36,382 - £40,927 per annum.

    The 5 posts are full time and with funding up to 2 years.

    New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

    The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

    All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

    It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

    We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

    The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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