The University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: American Studies University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: American Studies

Closing Date : 03/04/2018

Employment Type : Permanent

Duration : Subject to 4 years' probation, commencing September 2018

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities

School/Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Division :

Hours Per week : Full-time and part-time applications considered

Salary : £39,992–£49,149

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Job Reference : HUM-011347

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 play a key role in deepening and strengthening the oldest American Studies programme in the UK. Understanding the United States has arguably never been more important, or more challenging, than it is today. Your research will contribute to our existing strengths in race, gender and sexuality; the history of capitalism; popular and radical cultures; and the US in a global context. Investigating American culture and history, you’ll develop emerging areas of enquiry in American studies such as environmental history, economic cultures, race and ethnicity, science and technology, and visual culture.


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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The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality. Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here. All appointments are made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Peter Knight


General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date. We currently anticipate that interviews will be held in May.


Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria, and the guidance notes on submitting your application.

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