Vice Chancellor's Research Fellowships

Applications currently closed

The Vice Chancellor's Fellowships campaign will open in autumn 2017.

As part of our 2020 strategic vision, we will shortly be launching round two of our prestigious 5-year Vice Chancellor's Research Fellowships, aimed at postdoctoral researchers with an established research record and talent to be a future academic leader. We will be making two appointments per year for the next three years. 

We are looking for applications from ambitious individuals with a committed research vision.

Based in the heart of Scotland’s historic and culturally rich capital city, our Vice Chancellor's Research Fellows will have the opportunity and the support to become pioneers in their chosen field in a university with an exciting strategy, ambitious for its staff and students. The University is inviting applications for the appointment of two fellows across a range of disciplines spanning our six schools.

About our research groups

The posts are aligned to the University’s academic themes and encourage innovative, interdisciplinary opportunities based within one of the University’s established research groups:

Contract period and salary

Our Principal's Research Fellowships will have an initial contract period of five years with opportunities for outstanding candidates to progress to Associate Professor.

Salary: £37,768 – £46,414. The University will also offer an attractive research support package.

A PhD with postdoctoral experience is a prerequisite for these positions.

Edinburgh Napier University is a friendly, inclusive and modern university. 


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Our Principal's Research Fellowships will have an initial contract period of five years with opportunities for outstanding candidates to progress to more senior roles within the University. 

Salary: £37768 – £46414, the University will also offer an attractive research support package. 

About Edinburgh Napier University’s Strategy 2020 and our four key objectives.

Our strategy expresses our vision to become:  An enterprising and innovative community, renowned internationally, with an unrivaled student learning experience.

Our key objectives are -

  • To grow our academic reputation
  • To deliver an excellent, personalised student experience 
  • To build innovation, enterprise and citizenship 
  • To internationalise our work 

About our established Research Groups

The posts are aligned to the University’s Academic Themes and encourage innovative, interdisciplinary opportunities based within one of the Universities established research groups:

Browse this section for more information about these Research Groups. 



A PhD and post-doctoral experience is a prerequisite for these positions.


Impact case studies

Find out how our researchers are tackling big issues and making real contributions in dozens of fields.

Our research ranking

The recent Research Excellence Framework judged that the majority of our research was world-leading or internationally excellent.

Growing our academic reputation

We will operate at the leading edge of academic disciplines, increase our reputation for outstanding teaching and grow our research profile.

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Based in the heart of Scotland’s historic and culturally rich capital city