Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield invites outstanding postdoctoral candidates to apply for the 2020 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme.

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The School

Our School has a thriving research community of academic staff and postgraduate students. We engage in research which spans a wide range of languages (Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), geographical regions (Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East) and disciplinary and thematic specialisms (Intellectual History and Politics; Linguistics; Migration, Culture and Community; National and Transnational Literatures; Visual Cultures, Film and Performance).

The School is housed within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, which comprises four departments and two schools: Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Music, the School of English and the School of Languages and Cultures.


We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and will offer support and feedback in preparing the final application. Initial enquiries can be directed to our Director of Research, Professor Neil Bermel (n.bermel@sheffield.ac.uk) who can put you in touch with staff closest to your research interests.

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest forms and CVs is Friday 6th December 2019. Expressions of interest submitted after this date cannot be considered. Candidates selected must be willing to commit to applying with the University of Sheffield.

If you are interested in applying, you must first check that you meet the Leverhulme Trust's eligibility criteria.

Details of the Early Career Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here: 


Details of the post and the application process in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Sheffield are available at:


For the vacancy on jobs.ac.uk, please visit 


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