Fellows and Chairs

This is 125 years of Nobel Prize-winning research.
This is your opportunity to become one of our 125th Anniversary Fellows and Chairs.

In 2025, we will celebrate 125 years of University status by Royal Charter. One of the ways we are celebrating this 125th anniversary is by significantly investing in the future by appointing 100 new Anniversary Fellows and 25 new Anniversary Chairs.
Fellows and Chairs Opportunities

Join our research community and you will receive the support, flexibility, and facilities you need to lead your field and grow your research.

We are looking for diverse talent from across the world to help us make new discoveries and tackle global challenges. You can look forward to a sector leading package and relocation assistance, so you can make the vibrant city of Birmingham your new home.

Priority research areas for appointments

Our culture of collaboration fuels solutions to the major issues of today, underpinning our approach to defining five research challenge themes to guide our focus, drawing across our vast expertise and resources. We therefore seek applications from individuals who can make a significant contribution to one or more of these themes:

125th Anniversary Opportunities

Our 125th Anniversary Fellows and Chairs roles are open to global talent with an outstanding record of research excellence.

Applications for the first phase of recruitment have now closed. Details about the application window for the next phase will be provided here shortly.

Our Research

Ranked in the top 100 universities globally, we are part of the Russell Group and a founding member of the Universitas 21 global network of research universities.

As one of the UK’s most successful research universities, we are constantly innovating and collaborating across our challenge-led research themes.
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Our Ambition

Our Birmingham 2030 Strategic Framework sets us the ambition of becoming a top 50 global institution.

With world-class research and outstanding global education as our core mission, we are striving to increase the volume and quality of our research to make an even greater difference to the world around us.
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