Manchester to recruit another 100 academic stars

The University of Manchester is investing up to £20m to appoint 100 new academic staff.

The new staff will cover a wide range of disciplines across all four of the University’s Faculties, covering teaching and research.

The President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “The University remains in a strong and stable position, so we are now able to recruit a further 100 academic stars, following on from a similar exercise just over two years ago.

“As one of the UK’s largest universities we are committed to pioneering research, which enriches the learning environment for our students and helps to improve the quality of the student experience, which remains one of our top priorities.”

The University of Manchester has made a number of significant investments for its students recently, including the £24m Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, which opened in the summer of 2012.

The University of Manchester already has many world-leading scholars, including three Nobel Prize winners, on its staff, and these new posts will help the University to build upon its proud record of achievement and ambitious vision for the future. The exceptional academics who come forward through this process will cover science, humanities, engineering, life sciences and medicine.

With £1 billion being invested in the campus over the next decade, the new staff will also enjoy some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world.

Professor Rothwell said: “We are looking to attract the highest quality researchers and teachers from right across the world.  The time is right for Manchester to invest in improving the student experience and enhancing our research profile. Great thinking got us where we are today, and this new talent will help us to enter the top 25 universities in the world by 2020.”

A global advertising campaign has been launched today to recruit up to 100 senior academic staff and a new website has also gone live at www.manchester.ac.uk/wlm as part of the new World Leading Minds Staff Recruitment campaign.

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