University of York

University of York

Research Fellow Industry/Business x3 (Assistant Professor Level)

United Kingdom

Closing in 75 days

Research Fellow Industry/Business x3 (Assistant Professor Level)


Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences


£44,263 - £54,395 per year


Grade 7

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Full-time (flexibility available)

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University of York campus

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  • Candidate Brief 13105.pdf (PDF, 872.25kb)
  • Role Description

    The University of York has, as a strategic goal, that by 2030, it will be known for its ambitious and effective industry partnerships. As a University for Public Good, we will innovate in partnership with business and industry to create a more equitable and sustainable future that considers society, culture and the environment alongside economic prosperity. Truly a University for the Public Good.

    To fulfil this ambition, we launched a transformational initiative to Build Industry Engagement and Impact. At the heart of this transformation is the recruitment of outward-facing experts who will champion, lead and inspire research translation and engagement with industry and business. We are seeking candidates who have considerable experience working in or collaborating with business and industry in order to realise this ambition. We are seeking to appoint up to six industry research fellows in two rounds of recruitment.

    Applications are welcomed in any discipline(s) where a significant opportunity can be demonstrated to enhance our strategic industrial partnerships. Areas already identified where we have great potential to expand existing collaborations include: healthcare and biomedical sciences, biotechnology, creative technologies, environmental sustainability and safe autonomous systems. We are interested in engaging with both researchers already in higher education and colleagues in industry/business seeking to move into an academic setting.

    Female candidates, and candidates who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, are strongly encouraged to apply as they are currently under-represented in senior academic roles at the University.

    The Role:
  • Build collaborations with business, industry, government agencies, professional bodies and other institutions to enhance the application of research and/or leverage staff expertise in real-world settings
  • Develop relevant types of engagement with business and industry such as collaborative and contract research, consultancy, commercialisation, continuing professional development and other types of engagement that create mutual benefit such as employability
  • Develop compelling proposals for funding business and industry collaborations with a strategy for scaling up interactions
  • Deliver successful business and industry-sponsored initiatives
  • Identify, cultivate, and scale up partnerships with business and industry stakeholders for research and education
  • The Process

    This is the second round of recruitments, if you applied during the first round you do not need to apply again. This advert opened on the 05/02/2024 closing at midnight (local UK time) on 07/05/2024 Longlisted candidates will be invited to engage with the (relevant) Department/School for an initial exploratory discussion on potential industry/business opportunities. This will be followed at a later date by a second stage formal selection process for shortlisted candidates

    We recognise the potential of part-time working and the ability to balance work and personal/family commitments. We are also keen to explore joint appointments with business or industry and the mutual benefits this could bring.

    Informal enquiries are encouraged. Please contact [email protected]

    Closing Date : 7th May 2024 Interviews : To be confirmed

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Research Fellow Industry/Business x3 (Assistant Professor Level)


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 07, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Chemistry,Computer Science,Business and Economics,Engineering,Medicine,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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