Postdoctoral opportunities

We are keen to attract outstanding early career researchers through postdoctoral fellowships and grants.

Three researchers stand on a glacier looking into a ravine

With its reputation for research excellence in the social sciences, and its renowned early career development opportunities, the University of Sheffield can offer an excellent environment for you to establish your research career.

If you are interested in conducting postdoctoral research in the Department of Geography, please contact the Built Environment Research Hub ( in the first instance, with the following information:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  2. Outline research proposal (max. 2 pages) - including aims, research questions, methods and outputs

The University runs internal competitions for most major postdoctoral schemes in order to select the strongest applicants. With this in mind, you are advised to contact us as early as possible so that we can work with you to develop a competitive application.

Key postdoctoral funding schemes

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.