Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Classics, University of Glasgow

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Classics: Ancient Science & Technology

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: 17th April 2016

Job Purpose

To support the growth of its global reputation for world-changing research, the University of Glasgow is investing in the recruitment of outstanding early career researchers to its Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) Research Fellowships.

Our flagship LKAS Fellowship Scheme was established in 2006 to enable the recruitment of outstanding researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and are on a trajectory to become leaders in their chosen field. The scheme offers Fellows the opportunity to establish or further develop an independent research career.

Each Fully Funded Fellowship will run for three years and will cover salary costs on academic Grades 7 or 8 (£33,574 – £47,801) or an equivalent Grade for Clinical Fellows. In addition to the salary funding, an allowance for research costs will be made at a rate of £10,000 per annum for each year of the fellowship for laboratory-based research and £5,000 per annum for each year for non-laboratory-based research.

Once in post, Fellows will be appointed a mentor from outside their immediate line management, be entitled to participate in any of the training programmes and courses offered by the School/Institute, College or University, and be required to report their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities as agreed with their Line Manager through the Performance and Development Review (PDR) process.

For more information, please go to www.gla.ac.uk/fellowships

Job Purpose

To develop, conduct and publish research in the chosen field; to take the lead or work in collaboration with colleagues, including management of the research programme; to develop and submit research funding applications; and to conduct and publish research in high impact peer-reviewed international journals or other high-quality venues.

Hereafter in this job description, the products of research are referred to as ‘publications’; however, this term applies equally to other research outputs, as appropriate to the discipline. In addition to printed academic work, research outputs may include, but are not limited to: new materials, devices, images, artefacts, products and buildings; confidential or technical reports; intellectual property, whether in patents or other forms; performances, exhibits or events; work published in non-print media.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To develop, conduct and manage the research programme including establishing and maintaining external collaborations both nationally and internationally.
  2. To undertake internationally excellent research in terms of originality, significance and rigour and to design and produce appropriate research methods and research plans to carry out the research programme.
  3. To develop a track record of publications of internationally excellent standard in peer reviewed journals or other venues of the highest quality and esteem, with evidence of one or more publications of world leading quality (equivalent to 4* rating in UK REF2014) since 1 January 2014.
  4. To work towards selection for submission to future REF exercises, by developing independence of research either by leading on a significant research project or by gaining funding as Principal Investigator and by producing a sufficient volume of publications of the appropriate quality.
  5. To present research findings at high profile, national and international conferences, seminars and meetings to raise the profile of the research and the University.
  6. To contribute to the development, both independently and in collaboration with others (including external partners), of further bids for external research funding to enhance the University’s national and international research profile.
  7. To keep up to date with developments in the subject area in order to provide advice and guidance on key developments to other staff and students.
  8. To engage in academic activities in accordance with University and College strategies, including participating in the promotion of the value and impact of research to the public, policy makers and funders.
  9. To determine the direction of the research programme to ensure that it remains at the forefront of the field.
  10. To participate in College research group activities and/or cross-College research activities.
  11. To contribute to the effective management and administration of the School / Institute where appropriate and as assigned by the Head of School / Research Institute Director.
  12. To be proactive in the management of career progression including taking advantage of the University’s training and mentorship programmes.
  13. To contribute, in a developing capacity, to modest teaching activities and associated administrative duties as agreed with the Head of School / Research Institute Director and in consultation with the Line Manager.

To contribute, in a developing capacity, to the supervision of postgraduate Masters students and PhD students, as agreed by the Head of School / Research Institute Director.

For appointment to GRADE 8 also:

  1. To take the lead in the management and development, planning and delivery of research plans.
  2. To play a leading role in establishing and maintaining external collaborations, both nationally and internationally.
  3. To take the lead in identifying opportunities and drafting applications and securing research funding.
  4. To sustain an extensive track record of publications of internationally excellent standard in peer reviewed journals or other venues of the highest quality and esteem, with evidence of publications of world leading quality (equivalent to 4* rating in UK REF2014) since 1 January 2014.
  5. To build on an established record of publications suitable for selection for submission to future REF exercises, by demonstrating independence of research either by leading on a significant research project or by gaining funding – as Principal Investigator, where possible – and by producing a sufficient volume of publications of the appropriate quality.
  6. To supervise postgraduate Masters students and act as co-supervisor to PhD students, as agreed by the Head of School / Research Institute Director.

The Subject Area

Classics at Glasgow is a thriving unit, which is seeking to expand its research and teaching in the area of ancient science and technology. The successful candidate will contribute to developing the field, by building on current initiatives in the subject area and collaborating with colleagues in history of science across the School of Humanities, College of Arts and the University more widely. Classics at Glasgow understands ancient science and technology in broad terms and across the geographical and chronological range of classical antiquity. We welcome applicants working in any area of ancient science or technology and employing any feasible methodology, including philological, archaeological and/or historical. Applicants should note that whilst this post is not primarily designed for those working solely in ancient medicine, applications in that field are welcomed if applicants can generate meaningful synergies with research in ancient science and technology more widely. Applicants who can demonstrate how their research complements existing research within Classics at Glasgow may be at an advantage.

For more specification or to apply, click here.

  • Reference Number: 012757
  • Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
  • College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
  • Department: SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
  • Job Family: Research And Teaching
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range: £33,574 – £47,801

 

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Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Classics, University of Glasgow

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