Excellence 100

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Join us and build excellence

Over the next two years we plan to appoint up to 100 new academics across a wide range of disciplines. There will be opportunities for individuals and world-leading research groups to join us at our Loughborough or London campuses.

Loughborough University is committed to delivering excellence in all that we do, through high-quality research and inspirational teaching. We want to attract excellent academics who share this commitment.

Our research strengths are diverse and internationally recognised. In our Beacon Programme, we recognise how a number of these strengths cluster around five broad areas: Sport and Exercise, Communication and Culture, High Value Manufacturing, Built Environment, and Transport Technologies.

Top 10

Ranked Top 10 in England
for Research Intensity
Research Excellence Framework 2014


6th in the
Times Higher Education
'Table of Tables' 2017


Awarded seven
Queen's Anniversary Prizes
for the Quality of our research

Current opportunities

In the first phase of our ambitious recruitment campaign we are seeking to appoint ten new academics who share this commitment. We would particularly like to encourage female applicants at all levels, including the professorial level where we actively seek to increase numbers. Applications from those who might want to work part-time are also welcome.

There are opportunities to join us in all of our disciplines and contribute to any of our five world-class research Beacons: Sport and Exercise, Communication and Culture, High Value Manufacturing, Built Environment, and Transport Technologies.

Other roles

We also have roles for exceptional candidates in our Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering.

Investing in our staff

Our staff and students are the heart of the University and are the key to its ongoing success.

As Professor of Information and Knowledge Management, Professor Tom Jackson is just one of our leading lights. Tom is the Director of the Centre for Information Management. His research areas are Electronic Communication and Information Retrieval, and Applied and Theory based Knowledge Management.

Dr Emily Keightley, who is a Reader in Media and Memory Studies, explains how being part of the Communication and Culture ‘Beacon’ has opened up opportunities for new cross-disciplinary research collaborations. Emily has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award to run a five year project on cultural memories of Partition of India.

Register your interest

If you're creative and passionate about your research, with a clear vision of how it could make a difference to the world, committed to enriching the academic student experience, and have the ambition to make it happen register your interest using the form below and we'll keep you posted when new opportunities are advertised.

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