Research Fellow, Education (EDU117R)

We are looking to appoint a motivated and accomplished individual as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the research project, Shared Headships in the Northern Alliance. Consideration may be given to appointment of an exceptional experienced candidate without a PhD, with appropriate adjustment to salary. The postholder will support Professor Yvonne Bain from the School of Education to achieve the objectives of the research project.

School/Section: Education
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £34,304 - £40,927
Ref No: EDU117R
Closing Date: 01-DEC-2021


Job Description

The Research Fellow will ideally be educated to PhD level in a relevant discipline, preferably with some experience at post-doc level.  You will be ambitious, enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.  You should have relevant experience in conducting high quality social science research, demonstrated excellent report writing skills and ideally have publications in peer reviewed academic journals.

The candidate needs to be able to work independently and as part of a team as required.

Salary will be paid at the rate of £34,304 per annum on grade 6 of the University salary scale. Consideration will be made for an exceptional candidate who has yet to complete their PhD.

As this post is funded by the Northern Alliance, it is available for 3 months through to 28 February 2022.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period

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The candidates appointed to the posts may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information. 

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 December 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Yvonne Bain (

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Yvonne Bain

Please quote reference number EDU117R on all correspondence

The University embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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