Chancellor’s Fellowships in Edinburgh

Anyone looking, or temptable to be on, the job market might be interested in the following fellowships (they may not be aware of them since these may not appear in Jobs for Philosophers)…

They are a pretty amazing deal: 5 years of research time with a permanent lectureship at the end.

One of the areas that they are looking to hire is cognitive science, including philosophy of cognitive science:

Chancellor’s Fellowships

Humanities and Social Science

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh, a global top 20 University located in one of the world’s fine cities, is making a major investment in the future of its academic staff with the appointment of prestigious tenure-track Fellowships across all disciplines. These 5-year Fellowships are intended to support outstanding candidates at the start of their independent academic career. Up to 100 positions are available.

A Chancellor’s Fellow will already show the ability to conduct world-leading research and exhibit clear potential to become an international leader in their discipline. The Fellow will be able to concentrate on research in the first instance, acquiring the full duties of University Lecturer across the period of the Fellowship. Subject to satisfactory review at the end of 3 years, the Fellow will move to an open contract on the University academic staff.

Appointment will normally be made on the Lecturer scale (£36,862 – £44,016), dependent on experience, and in exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be made. Some positions are available with immediate effect and it is expected that successful applicants will be in post from August 2012.

Applications containing a detailed CV and a 1-page outline of a proposed research programme should be made online at to meet one of the closing dates below. General advice may be obtained by emailing and specific details may be obtained from the appropriate Head of School.

Salary Scale: £36,862 – £44,016

Please quote vacancy reference: 3015150JW

Closing dates: 16 January, 29 February and 16 April 2012

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