British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool

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University of Liverpool

The School of the Arts at the University of Liverpool invites expressions of interest for the 2018/19 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. These awards offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. Further information about the scheme, including eligibility criteria, can be found here. 

The University of Liverpool is one of the United Kingdom’s leading research institutions with an annual turnover of £400 million, including £140 million for research. Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising the leading research universities in the United Kingdom. 

The Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) is an internationally recognised centre for architectural and built environment research. Research within the LSA is structured under the two overarching headings of History and Theory and Environment and Digital Architecture. Within these headings are: 

  • Architectural and Urban History Research Group 
  • Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts 
  • Acoustics Research Unit 
  • Digital Architecture Research Group 
  • Sustainable Environments Research Group 

Since 2010, we have been part of the School of Arts, one of four Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School also includes the departments of Philosophy, Communication and Media, Music, and English. 

Those interested in applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of the Arts are invited to submit expressions of interest to Prof. Stephen Sharples (email:, by 12 noon on Wednesday 15th August 2018, consisting of: 

  • 2-page outline of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs 
  • CV (2 pages max) and a list of publications (1 page max) 
  • 150-word abstract 
  • Identification of potential mentor 

 Applicants to be supported by the Department will be informed by 24th August. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a workshop (date to be confirmed), which will include presentations and advice about the scheme. Following the workshop, candidates will be invited to send a full draft application for peer review and selection by a cross-Faculty panel. Candidates selected to put an application forward to the British Academy with support from the University of Liverpool will be notified by 24th September, ahead of the BA submission deadline of 17th October.