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University Research Fellowships, University of Hull, UK

The University of Hull is embarking on a series of major research initiatives to tackle important global issues that focus on sustainability, energy and the environment and is forming a research institute focused on the interface between sustainable energy and environmental resilience.

Jointly with the Faculty of Science and Engineering, we wish to appoint seven University Research Fellows that have proven abilities to undertake independent and/or collaborative research programmes to support and strengthen its mission and contribute to the academic leadership of at least one of the following research areas:

  • Environmental sensors and systems
  • Surfaces and coatings for hostile environments
  • Wind turbine blades: materials, structures and advanced manufacturing
  • Offshore wind array modelling optimisation and control
  • Fault -tolerant control and dependable systems engineering for hostile environments
  • Coastal zone sediment dynamics 
  • Aquaculture in coastal and marine environments

The Research Fellows will embark on a 5-year fixed term structured-research development programme aimed at supporting the transition of the research staff into full academic careers; developing their own independent research ideas and skills that are necessary to establish themselves as the next generation of research leaders. Each Fellowship will be provided with a Research Support Fund (£12k per annum) to cover essential research costs.

We welcome applications from candidates that hold substantive fellowships (e.g., EPSRC Early Career Fellowships, Royal Society University Research Fellowships and European Research Council Starting Grants) that can be brought to the University of Hull and can thus be extended in length. Those who are currently candidates for such a fellowship are also welcome to apply, and should give details of their date of application and when the outcome is expected to be known.

The University of Hull holds the Athena SWAN University Bronze Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment and offers a number of family-friendly employment practices that are designed to enable a good work-life balance.

The fellowships are full-time positions of 36.5 hours per week for 5 years from 1st June 2017.

How to apply:

Applications must include a:

  • Short CV (of no more than 4 sides of A4, minimum font size 12).
  • List of publications (with ORCID ID) and conference presentations.
  • Clear evidenced-based research plan and funding model (of no more than 10 sides of A4, minimum font size 12) detailing how you would contribute to the named research themes listed above. 
  • Statement, if in receipt of a substantive externally-funded fellowship (or in the process of application), of how you would move the fellowship to the University of Hull and integrate with the 5-year plan (above).

Applications will be assessed by the selection panel according to the criteria outlined in the person specification. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a residential recruitment workshop and interview scheduled for mid- May 2017. The costs of attending the workshop will be met by the Institute and details of this will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

To explore the post of University Research Fellow further, or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Dan Parsons, Institute Director, Institute of Energy and Environment. Tel: +44(44)1482 465 343 or +44(44)1482 465 377 (Personal Assistant); E-mail: d.parsons@hull.ac.uk.

Professor David Atkinson, Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Science and Engineering.  Tel: +44(44)1482 465 352 or +44(44)1482 465 377 (Personal Assistant); E-mail: david.atkinson@hull.ac.uk.

Professor Stephen Kelly, Faculty Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering.  Tel: +44(44)1482 465 377 (Personal Assistant); E-mail: dean.sci@hull.ac.uk.

Further information on the Energy and Environment Institute and the Faculty of Science and Engineering can be found at:



Further details:

The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.
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