Open positions

Permanent jobs

Independent research fellowships (IRF)

Permanent faculty positions in Sheffield are currently available for holders of externally funded long-term research fellowships through the Sheffield Independent Research Fellowships (IRF) scheme. 

As part of its Sheffield IRF deal, the University commits to convert externally awarded fellowships with more than three years of funding into permanent lectureships (or higher grade as appropriate).

We describe below funding sources that are eligible for the IRF deal. Our group is always happy to discuss plans of prospective applicants for one of these fellowship schemes and support them throughout their application if they wish to indicate Sheffield as the host institution for the grant. 

If you plan to apply, contact us at least three months before the deadline. Email Tom Bridgeland as your first point of contact.

Eligible schemes for the IRF deal

The schemes below are open to excellent researchers at various career stages. They all provide at least four (usually five) years of funding including salary for the fellow, funds to create a research group, and support for research expenses (travel, and depending on the scheme costs for computing and/or conference organisation). There are no restrictions based on nationality or residence.

Postdoc jobs

Fellowship opportunities

We welcome enquiries if you are interested in joining us on an externally funded postdoc fellowship, with some possibilities listed below. 

Contact us at least two months (three months for Marie Curie fellowships) before the deadline indicated.