New vacancy: Professorial Research Fellow at SPERI

SPERI is seeking to appoint a new Professorial Research Fellow to join our team. Full details about the new job can be found here.


We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research profile and a track record of influencing think tanks and government policy making.

The Fellowship will commence in September 2018 and runs to 31 January 2021. During the period of your fellowship you will focus exclusively on developing SPERI’s research profile through development of an innovative research agenda, substantially contributing to the development of SPERI as a leading international institute in the study of political economy, pursuing opportunities for high profile external grants, producing an array of high quality publications and demonstrating the impact of your research through engagement with think tanks and policy makers.

We will look to provide you with opportunities to apply your experience and skills, through the leadership of a research theme and wider leadership role.

Closing date for applications: 30th July 2018

For informal enquiries about this job please contact SPERI co-director Professor Adam Leaver on

Applications are made through the University of Sheffield’s online jobs portal