DTP Pathway Director Call for Applications

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Cities, Environment and Liveability Pathway Director

The White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) is delighted to offer an opportunity for an academic colleague with experience of PhD supervision, conducting interdisciplinary and collaborative research and managing doctoral research environments, to lead the Cities, Environment and Liveability (CEL) Pathway.

The White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) includes the Universities of Sheffield, York, Leeds, Hull and Bradford, Sheffield Hallam University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership offers:
  • A unique interdisciplinary and thematic student experience that will facilitate research beyond traditional discipline boundaries, enabling students to develop holistic understandings of the grand challenges facing society and how these can be addressed by the Social Sciences.
  • Shared training and co-supervision, building on the critical mass of the seven universities and with the collective strength of around 2000 academics in 60 Social Science departments, to ensure that Social Science students are trained by the very best academics and professionals in their core of expertise.
  • collaborative and impactful student experience, through partnerships and ‘people exchange’ opportunities with non-academic partners in the public sector, with businesses, and civil society organisations, nationally and internationally, building on our existing relationships, and the new activities with the N8 Research Partnership and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
  • comprehensive, flexible and responsive model of doctoral training through seven interdisciplinary thematic multi-institutional pathways, to give access to a wider portfolio of problem-based skills and experience and produce doctoral graduates with outstanding core, general and transferable skills.

Pathway Description

Further details for the Cities, Environment and Liveability (CEL) Pathway can be found here.

Pathway Director Roles and Responsibilities

Further details about the role and candidate eligibility criteria for each pathway can be found here:

Tenure: The post is tenable from 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

It is normally anticipated that WRDTP posts are held for three years. This is slightly complicated by the fact that the WRDTP is in the midst of its recommissioning period, with the current period of funding set to expire at the end of 2023/4. Reflecting this, the role would be offered until the end of the current commissioning period, with the opportunity for a further year thereafter as part of any recommissioned DTP.
More details: Prospective applicants are advised to contact the current CEL Director, Will Eadson, for an insight into the role.

How to apply

Applications: a current CV and max 400 word expression of interest indicating why you are the person for this role

Email to: Professor Felicity Matthews, White Rose DTP Director, f.m.matthews@sheffield.ac.uk

Closing date: 12pm, Wednesday 9 November 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 15 November 2022