Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering



We want to discover six potential research leaders and appoint them to five-year fellowships.

We have six research fellowships available. These are in the areas of:

  • Civil Engineering (three available)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (two available)
  • Rural Economy (one available)

These are five-year fixed-term fellowships. There is an opportunity to progress to open-ended academic positions, depending on performance.

The fellowship includes:

  • a start-up package
  • an academic mentor
  • funds to establish an international research network

In shaping the package we will take due account of candidates' individual situations.

Your role

They provide an exciting opportunity for early career researchers who aim to be future research leaders in their area.  

You'll work within a supportive environment. You'll be expected to establish an international reputation and obtain external funding in your research area.

The focus of the positions is on research excellence. Teaching responsibilities will be minimal. However, an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching and learning innovation will be welcome.

Precise responsibilities will be agreed with the relevant head of academic unit.


Eighteen months before the end of the fixed-term contract there will be an assessment for progression to an open-ended academic position at the end of the five-year term of the fellowship.

Fellowship details