Ruskin Fellowship Programme

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In our 25th anniversary year we are delighted to be launching this new Fellowship Programme, as part of our ambition to grow our University’s first-class research and teaching.

The Ruskin Fellowship Programme is intended to shape and advance the careers of talented mid-career academics, and Ruskin Fellows will benefit from a protected, balanced workload equating to 50% research, 30% teaching and 20% administration, as well as from access to dedicated research funding and support. We have identified a set of priority research areas for the first cohort of Ruskin Fellows that builds on ARU’s existing strengths and will enhance our distinctive academic leadership in the future.

All Ruskin Fellows will be invited to participate in a bespoke career development programme aimed at broadening their experience and developing skills in areas such as research leadership, partnership development, project management, entrepreneurship and grant capture. Ruskin Fellows will be mentored by leading researchers, and will have opportunities to shadow a range of senior academic colleagues, and to engage with other Ruskin Fellows for support and development activities.

Appointees will hold their Ruskin Fellowship for three years, after which they will take up a substantive Senior Lecturer post within their faculty and their workload balance will be reviewed. The strong expectation is that upon completion of a three year Fellowship individuals will be in a position to be considered for promotion to Reader, subject to our normal promotion criteria and process.