Vice Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme attracts ‘Leading Minds’
The University of Sheffield has received an overwhelming number of applications for the 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship positions.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Keith Burnett, has recognised the importance of both students and staff to maintain world class quality research and teaching, in order for the University of Sheffield to remain an internationally reputable institution.
As a result, 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship positions have been created.
In total, 814 applications have been submitted; 637 for the Fellowship Scheme and 177 for the Advanced Fellowship Scheme.
The Scheme is open to candidates with great potential. The aim is to create ‘Fellows’ who will contribute as a cohort and individually in order to make an outstanding contribution to the University, as a research-led establishment.
To be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme, applicants must have been awarded with a PhD in the last five years and applicants for the Advanced Fellowship scheme must hold a PhD and be an established researcher with 5 to 10 years of experience.
The website received over 9000 hits, with over a third of visitors logging onto the site more than once.
This website has been running alongside an international social media campaign, attracting over 4000 potential candidates from the following countries: Japan, Brazil, France, USA, Singapore, Holland, UK, Italy, Germany and Spain.
The selection process has now taken place and successful applicants are likely to start in the new academic year.
Appointments will then be made on a fixed-term, full-time basis of three and five years for the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme and the Vice-Chancellor’s Advanced Fellowship scheme respectively.