The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield comprises four departments and three schools: Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Music, the School of East Asian Studies, the School of English and the School of Languages and Cultures.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities welcomes applications for the current round of the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. Applicants with a proven track record of research and high quality research proposals will be supported on the basis of their fit with both the British Academy’s expectations and Departmental and Faculty strategic priorities.
The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship offers outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in an academic environment. This scheme aims to help develop the award holder’s curriculum vitae and boost their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic post. The primary emphasis is on the completion of a significant piece of publishable research, and the integration of the award holder into the community of established scholars within their field.
Applicants must meet the British Academy's eligibility criteria:
- Applicants are expected to have completed their viva voce between 1 April 2021 and 1 April 2024.
- They must either be a UK/EEA national, have completed their doctorate at a UK university or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community
- They must not yet have held a permanent academic appointment
Prospective applicants are required to identify an academic mentor at the University of Sheffield.