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Chair/Reader - Inspirational Research Leaders

Vice Chancellor's Department
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Reader: 48,32759,400 a year Professorial: current minimum 61,539 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is a highly successful institution with a strong commitment to excellence in all that we do. A member of the prestigious Russell Group of top UK universities, York has secured an international reputation for its academic excellence. To further enhance the University, it is our intention to recruit a number of world-class academic staff who are, or have the potential to become, international research leaders in their discipline.

We are interested in engaging with individuals who will make a major contribution to the University’s research impact and standing. In return we will offer you the environment and working practices that will promote an outstanding career. Facilities and infrastructure of the highest quality will be available, as will our continued support in ensuring equal career opportunities for all, as demonstrated in our work with Athena Swan, Juno and other initiatives.

Key Requirements

  • PhD in relevant subject area
  • Outstanding and internationally recognised knowledge within your chosen field
  • Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for internationally excellent research
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals

Why York?
York is a Russell Group university with an interdisciplinary approach to research. With around 16,000 talented students, University of York is currently ranked 15th in the Times Good University Guide, with eleven of our subjects in the top ten nationally. Our attractive campus has seen significant development which will continue as the University further enhances its national and international reputation.

Closing date:  9 July 2017
Interviews will be held in York during the Autumn Term 2017

Professorial: Commensurate with experience, current minimum £61,539 a year
Reader: £48,327—£59,400 a year

How to Apply
For full details on how to apply please download the candidate brief which contains the relevant instructions and contact details.

Please note these appointments are open to external applications only.

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.