Highly prestigious 5-year tenure track fellowships focused on innovative research.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is appointing up to 10 Chancellor’s Fellows, who will have a strong track record of innovative research, teaching, and/or knowledge exchange and the potential to make an outstanding contribution to furthering the University’s and the College’s strategic goals.
Applications are welcome from researchers from any discipline represented in the College working on any topic of research. We particularly welcome researchers working across different disciplines and who have experience of/demonstrable potential to lead interdisciplinary initiatives. While we invite applications from all disciplines and areas in order to help realise the University and College research strategy, we particularly welcome applicants who can make a key contribution to interdisciplinary research and innovation in three College priority research themes (with potential for collaboration within the College and across the University’s three Colleges):
- Digital and Data research and innovation in the College encompass the digital humanities, arts, and social sciences. Key initiatives include the Edinburgh Futures Institute. Indicative research topics of interest to Schools in the College include (amongst others): philosophical, legal theoretical, and technical dimensions of AI, data, and the rule of law; digital economies, regulatory policy, antitrust law, and competition; digital technology and the arts; machine learning in acoustics and audio; design and digital media; corpus linguistics and the linguistics of large language models; languages, interculturality, and literacies; experiential AI; fintech and open finance; new forms of governance and regulation; innovative uses of big data for understanding society; the application of innovative methods in the social sciences; digital and data education; digital health solutions; architectural computing, urban data science, and sustainability.
- Health and Well-Being research and innovation in the College encompasses the medical/health humanities, arts, and social sciences. Key cross-College initiatives are the Mason Institute and the new Edinburgh Mental Health Network. Indicative research topics of interest to Schools in the College include (amongst others): archaeological science, ancient medicine, and history of medicine; psychological therapies; physical activity, health, and wellbeing; sports science; children and young people’s rights, education, and wellbeing; literature and medicine; digital health solutions; social aspects of mental health; health, well-being, and employment; refugees, health, and humanitarian action.
- Sustainability and Climate Change research and innovation in the College encompass environmental humanities, arts, and social sciences. Cross-College interests in this theme are now brought together in the new Edinburgh Earth Initiative. Indicative research topics of interest to Schools in the College include (amongst others): ancient climate and environmental history; ecopoetics in textual and visual media; architectural computing, urban data science, and sustainability; ecocritical approaches to the study of literature, film, and culture; transnational/global cultures of climate change; environmental philosophy; decolonization and sustainable development; interdisciplinary narrative futures; climate change finance and investment; climate change economics; climate change and management; environmental regulation and sustainability; sustainable ocean science; ocean science and heritage; sustainability and cultural heritage; the implications of climate change for food security, migration, and displacement; social justice and inclusion; teacher education in sustainability.
Applicants will be based in one of the 11 Schools in the College. Please indicate on the application proforma which School you think your research/teaching aligns with most closely in your application and the reasons why. Where relevant, you may mention more than one School or indicate that your research aligns with more than one College.
Given the particular barriers facing female researchers and those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, the scheme aims to appoint at least 50% female and 20% BAME applicants. We, therefore, particularly encourage applications from these groups. We also encourage applications from those with non-traditional career paths, including those returning from a period of parental leave or those who have moved to academia from a career in another sector.
You can read more about the Schools in the College here
Full details of the fellowship and how to apply are included in the detailed job description here
The application proforma is available here
Please apply online on the University of Edinburgh Vacancies website: apply here