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Professors, Adjunct Professors and Professorial Fellows

All University Colleges

Location:  All university sites Brighton (Falmer, Grand Parade, Moulsecoomb), Eastbourne or Hastings
Closing Date:  Saturday 02 March 2013
Reference:  PROF15
We are looking to recruit to the above roles and invite applicants from those wishing to work with the university on either a full or part-time basis. The university will make appointments up to a total equivalent of 12 full time positions.
The roles
These professorial roles offer opportunities for outstanding, research-active, academics to provide a significant contribution to our research and teaching. We have a strong professoriate and a professorial framework that offers you a range of professorial designations.We are seeking to appoint to the designations below in priority areas identified by each college.
You will have an established career that shows evidence of sustained excellence and depth.
Adjunct Professor
You will hold influential positions in sectors outside higher education. You will spend a minimum of 0.2 and maximum of 0.4 of your time working at the university. You will help to maximise the impact of the university’s work in industry and other sectors.
Professorial Fellow
You will hold a permanent position at a university other than Brighton, either within the UK or abroad, or an influential position in a sector outside higher education. Your professorial fellowship at Brighton will take the form of a fixed-term secondment to work at the university.
Duties and role requirements
The predominant purpose of these roles is to contribute to the further development of the research culture in a school and the university including personal research and the leadership and development of others.  The university has created a dynamic, flexible, interdisciplinary research environment and these posts are expected to reflect and enhance that creative diversity.  
Evidence of team leadership would be a distinct advantage, as would a detailed knowledge of the external research funding environment, and a proven capacity to attract significant research funding. In addition, the successful candidates will also be expected to make a contribution to the teaching programme at undergraduate and postgraduate level, to engage with the economic and social engagement agenda of appropriate schools, and to contribute appropriately to academic administrative roles in the school and the university. 
Successful candidates to any of these roles will have a strong record of research, teaching and publishing in their fields which will, ideally, be aligned to the strategic research priorities for the university and enable you to contribute to the delivery of our research strategy over the next five years.
It is expected that the majority of the criteria below regarding knowledge, qualifications and experience will be met by the successful candidates.
  • A PhD in a relevant area of research.
  • An outstanding record of refereed academic papers, chapters, books and other output and artefacts.
  • A significant and sustained record of research grant awards.
  • Successful supervision of a cohort of research students.
  • Contribution to the development and maintenance of a strong research culture.
  • Membership, Fellowship and awards from learned societies and professional bodies.
  • Contribution to national and international research communities and networks.
Appointments will be made up to a maximum of band 3 in the Professorial Framework up to £85,354. Beyond this there may be individual negotiations within band 4. For details of the criteria that define the professorial bandings please see the attached Professorial Criteria.
For a confidential and informal discussion about these roles, please contact Professor Bruce Brown on 01273 644700.
For more information about the university’s research environment please visit:
Applications will be accepted until: 1 August 2015.    

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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